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South Africa fined for slow over rate in Barbados

South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its Super Eight's victory over New Zealand at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

The ICC said match referee Alan Hurst imposed the fines after Graeme Smith’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match.

"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," said the statement.

"As such, Smith was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines. If Smith, as captain, is guilty of two further similar over-rate offences in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the code."

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

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