Mortaza and co. penalised for slow over-rate

| Updated: Dec 27, 2016 00:40 IST

Dubai [UAE], Dec.26 (ANI): Bangladesh have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 77-run defeat against New Zealand in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday. Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side was ruled to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fail to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. As such, Mashrafe has been fined 20 percent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 percent fines. Mashrafe pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Wayne Knights and Chettihody Shamshuddin, third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth official Chris Brown.(ANI)