WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI

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WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI
WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI

WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI

WI vs NZ: West Indies have fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the third and final ODI in Barbados on Sunday.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Nicholas Pooran’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. 

WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI
WI vs NZ: West Indies fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand in third ODI

In addition, as per Article 16.12.2 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Playing Conditions. A side penalized one point for each over short. Consequently, West Indies will lose two points from their points tally during the Super League.

Pooran pleaded guilty to the offence and also accepted the proposed sanction. So there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Joel Wilson and Leslie Reifer, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid leveled the charge.