World Cricket League Division 3, 2nd day January 27, 2009

Afghanistan captain suspended for slow over rate

Cricinfo staff

Nowroz Mangal, the Afghanistan captain, has been suspended for two matches for maintaining a slow over rate during his team's 13-run win against Hong Kong at Belgrano on Sunday. David Jukes, the ICC match referee, found the team five overs short of the target after taking the allowances into consideration.

Mangal was guilty of a Level 2 offence in the Code of Conduct, which entails a suspension of a minimum of two one-dayers. As a result, he will miss the matches against Argentina and Papua New Guinea in the World Cricket League Division 3 in Buenos Aires.

Afghanistan were beaten by Uganda in their first match but beat Hong Kong in their next game.