Qalandars, Gladiators and Kings fined for slow over-rate

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LAHORE, FEB 24 (DNA) :  Lahore Qalandars, defending champions Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings were fined for maintaining slow over-rates during their matches in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 on Sunday (yesterday).

In the stipulated time, Qalandars were two overs short of their target after taking into account time allowances while Quetta and Karachi players were found to be one over short of their target.

Playing members from all three sides have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees as per Article 2.22 of the HBL PSL Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over-rate offences.

If either side is again found guilty of a slow over-rate during the tournament, then it will be deemed as their second offence and each playing eleven squad member will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee.

The charges against Lahore 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.

The charges against Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings were levelled by Faisal Khan Afridi and Richard Illingworth (both on-field umpires), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire) and Syed Imtiaz Iqbal (fourth umpire), while match referee Roshan Mahanama imposed the fines, based on the applicable sanctions for Minimum Over Rate offences.