28 Sep 2009

England cricket team fined for slow over rate

5:48 pm on 28 September 2009

The England team has been fined for a slow over-rate during its 22-run victory over South Africa in their Champions Trophy 2009 match at Centurion.

Roshan Mahanama of the Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Andrew Strauss's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match.

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, Strauss was fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players received five-per-cent fines.