Zimbabwe in Pakistan 2015 May 27, 2015

Chigumbura suspended for two ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Elton Chigumbura will miss Zimbabwe's final two ODIs against Pakistan in Lahore © AFP

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has been suspended for two ODIs for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first one-dayer against Pakistan in Lahore. He will now miss Zimbabwe's final two ODIs against Pakistan in Lahore.

Zimbabwe were ruled to be three overs short when time allowances were taken into consideration. ICC remote match referee Roshan Mahanama handed Chigumbura two suspension points while each of his players received a 40 percent fine (10 percent for each of the first two overs and 20 per cent for the third over), according to the ICC Code of Conduct.

If the actual over-rate is more than two overs short in an ODI or a T20 international, such an offence is considered a serious over-rate offence under the Code. If Chigumbura is found guilty of a second serious over-rate offence in an ODI over the next 12 months, he will receive a sanction of between two and eight suspension points.

Chigumbura pleaded guilty to the charge and there was no formal hearing.

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