ICC fines South Africa for slow over-rate against Australia
South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first T20I in Johannesburg.
Quinto de Kock’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after the allotted time frame. Andrew Pycroft of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions.
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.
Proteas captain De Kock 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 leveled the charges.