West Indies fined for slow over rate in Lord’s Test

The West Indies side has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its five wickets defeat against England in the Lord’s Test which concluded on Monday.a

Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Darren Sammy’s side was ruled to be four overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations 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, Sammy was fined 80 per cent of his match fee while his players received 40-per-cent fines.

If Sammy is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in Tests over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct.

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