West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Barbados: ICC Twenty20 Media Release


Jeff Crowe

The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 14-run victory over India in its Super Eight stage match in the ICC World Twenty20 2010 at Kensington Oval, Barbados, on Sunday.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Chris Gayle’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing 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 that amount.

As such, Gayle was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while his players received 20-per-cent fines. If Gayle, as captain, is guilty of two further similar over-rate offences in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the code.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by the West Indies without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

The full text of the code can be found HERE.

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