"He chose the IPL and PSL, announced an early retirement and recused himself from the World Cup," said Akhtar in his video uploaded on Friday.
South Africa cannot now mathematically qualify for the semi-finals from the 10-team round-robin phase but Pakistan still have a slender chance of reaching the last four.
The India skipper admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad, the former England batsman.
New Delhi: This edition of the World Cup has seen South Africa failing to even get started, much like their performance at home in the 2003 edition. Despite having world-class players like Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla in their squad, the Proteas’ journey in the ongoing tournament has been something
David Warner’s century paved the way for Australia to beat Bangladesh by 48 runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday as the reigning champions went top of the World Cup table. Warner made Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 10 with an innings of 166 -- the left-handed opener’s second century of the World Cup -- in a total of 381-5.
Pakistan super-fan "Chacha Cricket" on Friday celebrated 50 years of watching his favourite sport by offering his team noisy support despite a World Cup thumping by West Indies.
New Zealand made a flying start to their World Cup campaign as paceman Matt Henry struck three times in a 10-wicket trashing of woeful Sri Lanka on Saturday.
David Warner hit an unbeaten half-century on his official return to international cricket on Saturday as Australia romped to victory by seven wickets in their World Cup opener against Afghanistan.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has challenged his side to make amends for the painful start to their World Cup campaign as they aim to bounce back against Bangladesh on Sunday.
The 24-year-old reached the milestone in his 68th innings during Pakistan's chase of a 238-run target. Babar took 11 innings more than South Africa's Hashim Amla, who reached the milestone in 57 innings, but overtook West Indies great Viv Richards (69 innings).