ICC fines South Africa again for slow over-rate
International Cricket Council (ICC) has handed South Africa a fine again after ODI series for maintaining a slow over-rate against Pakistan in the first T20I of four-match series in Johannesburg.
South Africa were found to be one over short of the target time during Saturday’s first T20I. A 20 percent of South Africa’s match fees has been fined as a result.
As per the ICC rules, a team falling one over short of the allowed time will be fined 20 percent of their match fees.
“South Africa have been fined 20 percent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against Pakistan in the first T20I in Johannesburg on Saturday,” an ICC release said.
“Andy Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Heinrich Klaasen’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.”
The Proteas skipper Klaasen accepted the charges. “Klaasen pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” the release added.
ICC fined South Africa one more time in the ongoing series against Pakistan. Temba Bavuma-led South Africa ODI side were fined in the first ODI of three-match series. They lost the ODI series by 2-1.
South Africa lost the first T20I match of the series by 4 wickets despite posting a big target of 189 runs for Pakistan. The second T20I is scheduled to take place on April 12.