Monday Apr 05, 2021
South African cricket team have been fined 20 percent of their match fee for bowling at a slow over-rate during the first one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday, The News reported today.
Match referee Andrew Pycoft charged the fine after finding the Proteas one over short of target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Pycoft, who is a member of Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, pressed the sanction in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The article which relates to minimum over-rate offences says players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
South African skipper Temba Bavuma pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.