BPL5: Table topper Comilla fined for slow over-rate

BPL5: Table topper Comilla fined for slow over-rate

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Dhaka – The table topper side in the seven-team 5th Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20 Comilla Victorians have been fined for a slow over-rate during their match against defending champion Dhaka Dynamites in the 34th match of the league at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium on November 29.The penalty was imposed as Comilla were found to be two-overs short of the mark in the stipulated time and the team captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 40 percent of his match fee, while his players have carried 20 percent fines — players are fined 10 percent of their match fees, according to the BCB Code of Conduct.As per Article 2.5.1 for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over their side fail to bowl within the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.There was no formal hearing in this regard as Tamim admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Match Referee Neeyamur Rashid.The charge was lodged by on-field umpires Nadir Shah and Riaz Uddin, third umpire Gazi Sohel and fourth umpire Mahfuzur Rahman.UNB news agency

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