Qalandars, Gladiators and Kings fined for slow over-rate
LAHORE (92 News) – Lahore Qalandars, Quettta Gladiators and Karachi Kings have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.
Lahore Qalandars fined for slow over-rate during their one-wicket loss against Islamabad United on Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium. Qalandars during the stipulated time were two overs short of their target after taking into account time allowances.
Gladiators and Kings during the stipulated time were one over each short of their target in the match in National Stadium Karachi.
All the players have been fined 10 per cent each of their match fees as per Article 2.22 of the PSL Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over-rate offences.
If these players are found guilty of another slow over-rate during the tournament, then it will be deemed as their second offence and each member of their playing squad will be fined 20 per cent each of their match fees.
The charges against Qalandars were levelled by Ranmore Martinesz and Rashid Riaz (both on-field umpires), Shozab Raza (third umpire), Nasir Hussain (fourth umpire), while match referee Mohammad Anees imposed the fines, based on the applicable sanctions for Minimum Over Rate offences.
A day earlier, Islamabad United defeated Lahore Qalandars by one wicket in the seventh match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season Five at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Mohammad Musa was instrumental in the very end to deliver the finish for Islamabad United. Unexpectedly, the tail-ender hit a six and two much-needed fours to provide a good stand with Ahmad Safi Abdullah to ensure Islamabad went home with the victory.
Islamabad United openers did not fare well. Ronchi and Munro were dismissed for 1 and 2 respectively. Shaheen Afridi dismissed Ronchi while Hafeez made short work of Munro to put Islamabad on the back foot.
However, Shadab Khan performed with the bat to lead Islamabad’s revival. He made 54 runs from 29 balls before Haris Rauf dismissed him. The United skipper had some support from Malan who scored a run-a-ball 22 runs before Wiese dismissed him.
Colin Ingram provided much-needed support to Shadab by contributing with an impressive 30 runs from 14 balls, hitting three sixes. Shaheen Afridi bowled exceptionally well by getting rid of Hussain Talat and Amad Butt for 5 and 8 respectively to ensure Lahore Qalandars were back in the game.
Afridi was the pick of the Qalandars’ bowlers as he picked up four very important wickets and gave away only 18 runs from his four overs. Haris Rauf pitched in with two wickets as well but went for an expensive 41 runs.