Jamaica - The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow
over-rate during the first Test in Jamaica which Pakistan won by seven wickets
Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed
the fine after Jason Holder’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target
when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct
for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 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
As such, Holder been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while
his players have received 10 percent fines. If West Indies commits another
minor over-rate breach in a Test within 12 months of this offence with Holder
as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Holder and he will face a
Holder pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the
proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Richard
Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth
umpire Gregory Brathwaite.