Windies fined for slow over rate

Gros Islet, St Lucia - The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its seven-run victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 International (T20I) in St Lucia on Friday.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Darren Sammy’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with 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 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by Sammy without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

The full text of the code, which was recently revamped, can be found here