LONDON: Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq was fined 20% of his match fee due to the slow over rate during the final day’s play at The Oval, British media reported on Monday.
The incident occurred on the final day of proceedings where the tourists were accused of slow over rate shortly after Pakistan claimed a 10-wicket win at the Oval to level the series.
The 42-year-old would now risk being suspended should he be charged with the offence once again.
According to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rules, a skipper can be suspended if found guilty more than a certain number of times within a period of 12 months. The rest of Pakistan’s playing 11 were fined 10% of their match fees.
An ICC match referee disclosed the reasons as well as the particulars for the fine, stating that Pakistan were found to be one over short once time allowances for drinks breaks, wickets, medical treatment and delays by the England batsmen were taken into consideration.