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Windies fined for slow over-rate
April 02, 2007 23:52 IST
The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 113-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eight match played in Georgetown, Guyana.
Match referee Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Brian Lara's side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the scheduled finish of the Sri Lanka innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five 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, Lara has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players have each received 10 per cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.
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