Chittagong, Mar 25: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their ICC World Twenty20 2014 Group 1 match against New Zealand at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong on Monday.
Javagal Srinath of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Faf du Plessis' side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration, ICC said in a media release today.
In accordance with the regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel governing 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, du Plessis was fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players received 20 per cent fines. If du Plessis is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.