Internet Desk: The ICC elite panel has taken a decision to impose a fine of 40 percent of the match fee on the teams of India and Pakistan due to slow over rate. It is known that a match was held between Team India and Pakistan last Sunday as part of the Asia Cup. India won against Pakistan in a thrilling battle till the last over. Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for 147 runs in 19.5 overs. Afterwards, Team India scored 148 runs for the loss of five wickets in 19.4 overs and won. However, the ICC took action after the match referee reported that both the teams failed to complete their quota of overs within the stipulated time. According to the section of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, a penalty of 20 per cent will have to be paid if they are late by one over for their allotted time.
The ICC has already revealed that India and Pakistan captains Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam have admitted their mistake and accepted the proposed fine. It said that there is no need for a formal investigation. Masudur Rahman, Ruchira Pilliyaguruge, third umpire Ravindra Vimalasiri and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel, who acted as field umpires for that match, were charged by the ICC panel and fined against both the teams.