Two-match ban for Chigumbura

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Chigumbura???s tour came to an abrupt end after he was handed a two-match suspension for his team’s slow over-rate in Tuesday’s first one-day International in Lahore.

Zimbabwe were found to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match which they lost by 41 runs despite Chigumbura’s maiden century.

Under ICC rules, falling more than two overs short is considered a “serious over rate offence” in one-dayers and match referee Roshan Mahanama handed Chigumbura two suspension points.

“The imposition of two suspension points means that Chigumbura will now miss Zimbabwe’s final two ODIs to be played in Lahore on Friday and Sunday,” the ICC said in a statement.

Other Zimbabwe players were docked 40 per cent of their match fees.

Zimbabwe, the first Test playing nation to tour Pakistan in six years, lost both the Twenty20 Internationals preceding the ODI series.?? ??