England Penalized For Slow Over Rate in Test against NZ
For maintaining a sluggish over-rate in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s, England has been fined 40% of their match money.
Despite using the extra half hour available, only 86 overs could be bowled on the first day of play, which had a domino effect on the rest of the rain-affected game.
.@ICC: England fined for slow over-rate in first Test against New Zealand
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After time allowances were taken into account, Joe Root’s squad was judged to be two overs short of the mark following this Match referee Chris Broad imposed the sentence after on-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth, and fourth umpire Mike Burns leveled the allegation
“Root pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” ICC said in a release.