Cook Can be banned for 2nd Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2016 | 0

Cook Can be banned for 2nd Test

Due to the slow bowling, in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford, England captain Alastair Cook can be banned. The first day of the first Test at Lord’s, England bowled slower pace.

This is the second time slow bowling attempt by English team within 12 month. Cook is likely to face punishment. Match referee Richie Richardson has already warned England.

The first day of the Lords Test 87 overs has been played over to spare 30 minutes. However, England’s bowlers failed to complete 90 overs. Umpires grace period to be completed Scheduled 90 over a day. As a result, the first day of the Test, Cook fell into the trap of slow bowling. If cook do not overcome slow over rate at the rest of the time of the test he can be face one-match ban.

According to ICC rules, team captain will get one-match ban slow over rate occur second time within 12 month. England was bowled slow bowling at The Oval last August, at Ashes series against Australia. At the Lord’s Test Match Referee Richie Richardson said “I’ve reviewed England players in the field during the game. They bowled slowly. If they can’t increase their speed during the tests, they have to lose their captain.”

Cook was suspended due to slow bowling on the ODI’s. He was banned for a one-day match against Sri Lanka in 2014.

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