Eoin Morgan suspended for fourth ODI against Pakistan

Eoin Morgan has been suspended for one ODI for maintaining a slow over-rate during the six-wicket win against Pakistan on Tuesday.

The England captain, who has also been fined 40% of his match fee after England took nearly four hours to bowl 50 overs in Bristol, will miss the fourth game of the Pakistan series at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Every England player has also been fined 20% of their match fees for maintaining the slow over-rate at Bristol.

England will have to do without their captain as they look to wrap up the series on Friday (Anthony Devlin/PA).
England will have to do without their captain as they look to wrap up the series on Friday (Anthony Devlin/PA).

Richie Richardson, of the ICC’s elite panel of match referees, imposed the suspension on Morgan after England were ruled to be two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration.

An ICC statement read: “In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.”

Morgan’s ban is the result of him having also been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during England’s ODI against the West Indies at Bridgetown in February.

Dublin-born Morgan constituted his second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period, so a one-match suspension was imposed.

- Press Association

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