Pakistan face ICC action after losing to Australia in first Test

Pakistan have been docked two points from their overall tally in the World Test Championship (WTC) table after they were found guilty of a slow over rate offence in the opening game of the three-match series against Australia in Perth.

The visitors were two overs short of the target after taking the time allowances into consideration. Pakistan were hammered by 360 runs and even dropped to No.2 position in the WTC points table. After the points penalty, their percentage fell to 61.11 from 66.67.

Pakistan were also fined 10% of their match fee, with match referee Javagal Srinath making the sanctions public. Joel Wilson, Richard Illingworth, Michael Gough and Donovan Koch, the umpires for the game, levelled the charges. The formal hearing was not conducted as Pakistan captain Shan Masood accepted the sanctions.

According to the rule, players are fined five percent of their match fee for every over the side fails to bowl in the time frame given. Also, one point is deducted for each over short.

Pakistan will play a two-day practice game against Victoria XI before the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Pakistan has been penalized with a deduction of two points in the World Test Championship (WTC) table due to a slow over rate offense during the first match of the three-match series against Australia in Perth. Despite taking time allowances into consideration, Pakistan fell two overs short of the target. This resulted in a heavy defeat by 360 runs and a drop to the No.2 position in the WTC points table. The penalty reduced their percentage from 66.67 to 61.11. Additionally, Pakistan was fined 10% of their match fee. The charges were leveled by umpires Joel Wilson, Richard Illingworth, Michael Gough, and Donovan Koch, with match referee Javagal Srinath making the sanctions public. Pakistan captain Shan Masood accepted the sanctions without the need for a formal hearing. According to the rules, players are fined five percent of their match fee for every over the team fails to bowl within the given time frame, and one point is deducted for each over that falls short. Pakistan will play a two-day practice game against Victoria XI before the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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