England fined for slow over-rate in third T20I against South Africa

England have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining slow over-rate against South Africa in the third Twenty20 International in Centurion on Sunday.


The sanction was imposed by David Boon, Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match following the visitors’ fell one over short of the target rate within time.

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In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Morgan pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Allahudien Paleker, and third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth official Brad White levelled the charges.

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