Mon, 27 May 2019

Dubai [UAE], Nov 14 (ANI): New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their Group B match against Australia in the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World T20 2018.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after Amy Satterthwaite's side was ruled to be one over short of their 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, Satterthwaite has been fined 20 per cent of her match fee, while her players have received 10 per cent fines. Satterthwaite pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

If there is a second minor over-rate offence committed by the New Zealand women's cricket team in a T20I within 12 months with Satterthwaite as captain, she will be suspended for one match.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Langton Rusere and Shaun George, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Sue Redfern. (ANI)

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