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England given fine

Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 13:01 [IST]
 
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England given fine

Dubai: The England team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 115-run win over Australia in the second Test at Lord"s, which finished on Monday.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Andrew Strauss"s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

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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 20 per cent of his match fee while his players 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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