Pakistan Cricket Team stunned top-ranked ODI team England beating them by 14 runs at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on June 3 (Monday). To make things worse for England, ICC fined Jofra Archer and Jason Roy for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed also received sanctions for a minor over-rate offence in the same game.
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Archer, Roy, and Sarfraz fined by ICC
Pakistan came back from a humiliating defeat to beat England in an intense cricket match. Batting first, Pakistan posted 348 runs with significant contributions from the middle order. Mohammad Hafeez topped the scoring chart with 84 runs before coming out to lead the bowling unit. Although he picked only one wicket but contained runs as centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler couldn’t help England secure a win.
However, England had a bad day in business as ICC handed fines to Jofra Archer and Jason Roy for breaching ICC Code. Roy breached Article 2.3 ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using audible obscenities in an international match. In addition to the 15% fine, one demerit point has been added to Roy’s disciplinary record.
On the other hand, Jofra Archer breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision. He also got one demerit point along with the fine.
Meanwhile, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed copped up a 20 percent fine for slow-over rate while his teammates attracted ten percent fine. Jofra Archer, Jason Roy, and Sarfraz, all three admitted their sanctions in front of the match referee Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.