English national team captain Eoin Morgan was on the verge of getting banned for two games. However, he has somehow managed to narrowly escape the ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Morgan in yesterday’s game against Pakistan was found guilty of having a slow over rate. As the English captain, it is his responsibility to make sure the overrate isn’t lagging behind.
It was found that England still had three overs left to bowl when the Pakistani innings was supposed to end. Anything over two overs in such a scenario is considered to be an extremely serious over rate offence by the ICC.
This led for Morgan to be handed ‘2 suspension points’ which is equivalent to a 2 match ban for ODIs and T20s.
While Morgan neither got banned nor fined for a slow over rate offence, the Pakistanis weren’t so lucky. Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed received a hefty 20% fine to his match fee and the rest of the players were docked 10% from their match fees.