"ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq was fined 80 percent of
his match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the second one-day
international against India.
Match referee Ranjan Madugalle of Sri Lanka also penalised the entire
Pakistan team 15 percent of their fees for bowling three overs short in the
Rawalpindi game on Tuesday."
What's the point of these fines? Why don't they let teams play as they like,
what's the problem if they have a slow-over rate? It seems to me that a
slow-over rate from one team would just give the other team a better chance
I'm sure there's a good reason, but it eludes me, I'm new to cricket...