West Indies fined 40 Per cent of match fee for slow over-rate in First ODI against England

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West Indies fined 40 Per cent of match fee for slow over-rate in First ODI against England. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

West Indies have been cut 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI against England in Antigua on Sunday.

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West Indies had succumbed to a massive 142-run loss in the first ODI after conceding 307 runs to opting to bowl first.

The team was imposed a sanction after they were two overs short of the target, time allowances included.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, relating to minimum over-rate offences, the players were fined 40 per cent of the match fees, 20 per cent each for the two overs that they failed to bowl within the stipulated time.

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Captain Hayley Matthews pleaded guilty to the offence, accepting the proposed sanction, thereby avoiding a formal hearing.

Two more ODIs remain in the series, all part of the ICC Women’s Championship, and will be followed by a five-match T20I series in Antigua and Barbados.

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