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New Zealand fined for slow over-rate against England

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code, which relates to minor over-rate offences

New Zealand fined for slow over-rate against England  - Cricket News
New Zealand is a dangerous team, and it took only 5.2 overs for it to show England just what it are capable of on Saturday night.

New Zealand has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its opening Group 1 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 against England at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagongon Saturday.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Brendon McCullum’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel 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, McCullum was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players received 10 per cent fines. If McCullum is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code, which relates to minor over-rate offences.

The full text of the Code can be found here.

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