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South Africa fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand

Press Trust of India
Mar 25, 2014 at 06:14pm IST

Chittagong: South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis fined 40 percent of his match fee while his teammates copped a 20 percent fine each for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Monday.

ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath imposed the fines after Plessis side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel 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.

South Africa fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code, which relates to minor over-rate offences. (Getty Images)

If du Plessis is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code, which relates to minor over-rate offences.

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