Christchurch, November 21.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been handed a one match suspension by the ICC for his side’s moderate over rate amid the primary Test against New Zealand a week ago, which means he needs to miss the second Test in Hamilton.
Misbah, be that as it may, was set to miss the Hamilton Test at any rate, in the wake of returning home on Sunday evening taking after the passing of his father in-law.
While the Pakistan skipper was fined 40% of his match charge, the rest of the Pakistani team was fined 20% after the side was ruled to have been two overs shy of its objective of 103 overs after time stipends were contemplated.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and S Ravi, third umpire Simon Fry, and fourth authority Shaun Haig. He had just quickly taken the field amid New Zealand’s pursuit on the fourth day and was planned to leave the nation on Sunday evening. He had made scores of 31 and 13 in the Christchurch Test.
Misbah had already missed just a single Test since he was designated skipper in 2010: he was inaccessible for a 2012 Test in Galle, because of a suspension for moderate over-rates. Pakistan are presently trailing 0-1 in the two-Test arrangement after an eight-wicket misfortune in Christchurch.