07 December 201421:20

England fined for slow over-rate in fourth ODI

Morgan fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players received 10 per cent fines

England fined for slow over-rate in fourth ODI - Cricket News

England lost the fourth One-Day International by six wickets.

England has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.

David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Eoin Morgan’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 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, Morgan was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players received 10 per cent fines. If Morgan is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months while acting as captain, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the Code.