England team penalized 40 percent match fee for slow over-rate

England team have been penalized 40 percent of their match fees after they maintained a slow over-rate in the first test match of the two-match series against New Zealand which was played at the Lord’s cricket ground, ICC made a statement on Monday.

“ICC accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” an ICC release stated.

Chris Broad, who was the ICC match referee imposed the penalty after the English side led by Joe Root who made two over short of the target after time allowances were taken to consideration.

English captain implored the offense done by the side and accepted the proposed penalty. Thus, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Michael Gough, Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth, and Mike Burns being the on-field umpires, thrid umpire, and the fourth umpire for the game respectively leveled the charge against the home side.

The first game of the series which took place from June 2nd to 6th of this month was played at the Lord’s cricket ground and the result came in terms of a draw. The final game of the series will begin on the 10th of June at Birmingham’s Edgbaston.

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