South Africa fined 20% for slow over rate
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined South Africa for slow over rate during the first T20 match between Pakistan and South Africa.
According to a statement issued by the ICC, the South African team has been fined 20% of the match fee for slow over rate.
Andy Piecraft of the ICC’s Elite Panel of Match Referees fined the South African team when the South African team delayed by one over even after the time allowance.
According to Article 2.22 of the Code of Conduct for ICC Players and Support Staff, players are fined 20% of the match fee for delaying each over after the stipulated time.
According to the statement, South Africa captain Henrik Klaassen pleaded guilty to slower rate and accepted the fine, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
In the first match of the three-match T20 series played in Johannesburg, Pakistan defeated South Africa by four wickets after a thrilling contest.