Eng fined for slow over rate

2009-11-16 11:34

Dubai - The England cricket team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 84-run defeat against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at Centurion on Sunday.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC match referees imposed the fines after Alastair Cook's side was ruled to be one over short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the new ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10% 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, Cook, who was standing in as captain for the injured Paul Collingwood, was fined 20% of his match fee while his players received 10% fines.

If Cook, as captain, is guilty of two further similar over-rate offences in T20s over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the new, enhanced ICC Code of Conduct.


  • StuartW - 2009-11-16 11:52

    The problem is they were looking for the ball the whole time, that took a lot of playing time away....shame

  • Alan - 2009-11-16 12:12

    Rules are Rules. Had it been South Africa, I am sure that the match referee would have applied the same penalty.

  • Phil - 2009-11-16 12:16

    Agree with Stuart... tough call on them if they have to go fetch the ball out of the Granstand loo every time before you can restart! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! C'mon boys!!!

  • Dgs - 2009-11-16 12:34

    I am not an England supporter and am glad we gave them a good hiding, but I honestly think fining them is a bit harsh.

  • scipio - 2009-11-16 12:42

    very stupid rule but i couldn't care les hahahahahahaha

  • zolani - 2009-11-16 12:51

    That sucks, having to play catch, with Smith and company

  • DonC - 2009-11-16 13:05

    Agree with the posts - bit harsh to fine the pommies on a slow over rate. only reason it was slow was bc they had to fetch the ball from the boundary and the crowd every over. nothing like a little salt to those wounds... looking forward to what should be a great summer's cricket. go SA!

  • Anthony - 2009-11-16 13:15

    I must agree, thats not really fair half the time the South Africans were hitting the balls so far in to the crowd that they should of thrown in a BALL RECOVERY TIME. Not nice to loose even worse to get a fine for loosing.

  • Ross - 2009-11-16 13:18

    well done proteas, i am lank stoked we gave them horms yesterdays. I seriously think that England should not have been fined for being an over behind as the ball was hit to every corner of the park. Thats just my opion.

  • Danny - 2009-11-16 13:26

    This sucks, except for KP and Trott they deserve it hahaha

  • WeZo - 2009-11-16 13:27

    agree with the fetching of the balls every over! that must be S#%t. The reason u get fined is coz of the planned advertising during the breaks. if the game takes too long it cud result in millions of rands in advertising etc. that the board need to sought out!

  • Stephan - 2009-11-16 13:40

    Maybe the bowlers should be more disciplined......

  • PJE - 2009-11-16 14:24

    If you look at the article again, you will see that they mentioned that they were 1 over behind with "time allowances taken into consideration", ie having to fetch leather all over the park and grandstand was taken into account. Remember the commentators saying in the 17th over that they should have been finished already... England's problem was that they had too many captains on the field...Remember the commentators chirp that James Anderson, while fielding, had taken Alistair Cook (the actual captain) out of the slips. Combined with KP, there were to many Chiefs on the field, hence the slow over rate...They deserved the loss and the accompanying fine!!!

  • Conrad - 2009-11-16 15:35

    So sympathy from my side, they felt nothing for Smith in the champions league when Smith cramped and they refused him a runner!! Strauss argued that the rules are the rules! Smith said afterwards that what goes around comes around. Pay up and get on with the series!!

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