PSL 2020: Lahore Qalandars fined for slow over-rate

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Lahore Qalandars have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket loss against Islamabad United on Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Since this was the Qalandars first offence, the 11 playing members have been fined 10 per cent each of their match fees as per Article 2.22 of the Pakistan Super League Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over-rate offences.

Qalandars during the stipulated time were two overs short of their target after taking into account time allowances.

If the Sohail Akhtar-led Qalandars 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.

Islamabad United defeated Lahore Qalandars by one wicket on Sunday in a thrilling match then went down to the last over as they needed 183 runs to win.

Mohammad Musa was instrumental for United as the 19-year-old 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.

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