Sydney - Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali has been suspended for
one match for a slow over rate during the fifth one-day international against
Australia in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.
The suspension means Azhar will miss Pakistan's next ODI
against the West Indies in April.
Ali was also fined 40 percent of his match fee, with the
other players fined 20 percent of their fees.
The punishment was imposed by match referee Jeff Crowe after
Pakistan was ruled to be two overs short of its target after time allowances
were taken into consideration.
According to the ICC Code of Conduct, players are fined 10
percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the
Their captain is fined double that amount.
Azhar had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate
offence in an ODI against New Zealand in Auckland in late January.
The Adelaide offence was the second within a year,
triggering the suspension.
Australia won the ODI series 4-1 against Pakistan.