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Pakistan ODI captain Azhar Ali will be forced to watch his side’s next ODI game from the sidelines as a result of a slow over-rate offence.
Azhar, who will miss the first ODI during Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies in April, was also fined 40 per cent of his match fee from the fifth ODI against Australia in Adelaide on Sunday, in which the over-rate offence occurred.
Pakistan were found to be two overs short of their target after time allowances had been taken into consideration.
Azhar was banned for a game since it is his second over-rate offence in ODIs in the last 12 months, with the last instance coming against New Zealand on January 31, 2016.
The charge against Azhar was laid by on-field umpires Simon Fry and C Shamshuddin, third umpire Chris Gaffaney, and fourth official Sam Nogajski.