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West Indies fined for slow over rate

The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 15-run loss to Sri Lanka during the Group C match in the ICC World Twenty20 at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Denesh Ramdin’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the Sri Lanka innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five 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, Ramdin was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.

The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.

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