Misbah handed one-match ban
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended for the first Test with Sri Lanka due to his side's slow over rate in Monday's ODI.
The 38-year-old was penalised for his side taking too long to bowl their overs in the two-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka and he will miss the chance to break the Pakistan record for most consecutive Tests as skipper, which currently stands at 15.
Misbah took over as captain from the disgraced Salman Butt and has overseen a resurgence in Pakistan Test cricket, with nine victories and just one defeat during his tenure.
He led the Asians to a 3-0 series success over England in the UAE last winter and looked set to break the record against the islanders on Friday but the ICC have released a statement outlining their decision to hand him a ban.
"As this was Pakistan's first serious over-rate offence in the past 12 months, Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees handed Misbah two suspension points while each of his players received a 40 per cent fine," the statement read.
"The imposition of two suspension points means that Misbah will now miss Pakistan's first Test against Sri Lanka which starts in Galle from Friday, since such suspension points are to be applied to the subsequent international matches in which Misbah is most likely to participate on a chronological basis immediately following the announcement of the decision."
Pakistan are due to play three Tests against Sri Lanka with Misbah set to reclaim the captaincy for the second match in Colombo.