Windies fined for slow over-rate

West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first Test in Hobart, which Australia won by an innings and 212 runs on Saturday.

Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Jason Holder’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Holder has been fined 60 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 30 per cent fines. If West Indies commits another minor over-rate breach in Tests within 12 months of this offence with Holder as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Holder and he will face a suspension.

Holder pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, third umpire Chris Gaffaney, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, and fourth umpire Paul Wilson. (ICC)

3 Responses to Windies fined for slow over-rate

  1. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis December 12, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    They should be fine for impersonating cricketers

  2. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott December 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    All ah wanna believe Holder was d right choice Now left he let he tak he licks haha

  3. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley December 13, 2015 at 8:07 am



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