The Indian women’s cricket team were fined 20% of their match fees on Monday for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second Twenty20 International on Sunday.
India tied the series with a narrow eight-point victory. Match referee Phil Whitticase imposed the penalty after Harmanpreet Kaur’s team were judged below target after time limits were considered, according to an ICC statement.
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“Pursuant to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which concerns overrated minimum infractions, players are fined 20% of their match fees for each team that fails to play within the allotted time. “the ICC statement said.
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Kaur pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed penalty, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
Field referees Ian Blackwell and Paul Baldwin, third official Sue Redfern and fourth official Tim Robinson leveled the charge.