England fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand
Stuart Broad, the England captain, was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines
England's six-wicket win was marred to an extent by the fine.
The England team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the side’s ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 Super Eight fixture against New Zealand on Saturday.
Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Stuart Broad’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with 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.
As such, Broad was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by England without contest so there was no need for a hearing.