India Women cricketers fined for slow passing rate in second T20I against England

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, here.

India tied the series with a narrow eight-point victory.

Match referee Phil Whitticase issued the penalty after Harmanpreet Kaur’s team were judged below target after time limits were considered, according to an ICC statement.

“Pursuant to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which concerns overestimated minimum infractions, players are fined 20% of their match fees for each player who fails to play within the allotted time. The statement from the ICC said.

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.

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