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Central Punjab and Southern Punjab fined for slow over rate

Karachi, 28 November 2021: Central Punjab and Southern Punjab teams have been fined for maintaining a slow over rate during their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class match that ended at the State Bank Stadium, Karachi on Saturday evening.

Central Punjab won the match by an innings and 56 runs. Central Punjab were found three overs short of their target after taking into account time allowances and, as such, were charged under Article 2.22 of the PCB Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with the minimum over-rate offences. As such, all members of the playing XI were fined PKR28,000.

Southern Punjab were found 11 overs short of their target. As such, all members of the playing XI were fined PKR 187,000.

Central Punjab captain Ali Zaryab and Southern Punjab captain Umar Siddiq accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Iftikhar Ahmed. The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Waleed Yaqub and Imtiaz Iqbal.