AFP - England will have to find a new captain for the fourth one-day international against Pakistan on Friday after Skipper Eoin Morgan was banned from the match by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a slow over-rate offence.
Morgan was sanctioned after World Cup hosts and favourites England took around four hours to bowl their 50 overs in a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the third ODI at Bristol on Tuesday.
He was also fined 40 percent of his match fee and his players 20 percent of theirs after Match Referee Richie Richardson ruled England were two overs short after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow also found himself censured by former West Indies Captain Richardson as a result of events in Bristol. The England wicket-keeper was reprimanded for breaching level one of the ICC’s code of conduct relating to “abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings” when smashing his stumps in frustration after he was bowled for a match-winning 128.
In addition, one demerit point has been added to his disciplinary record.