West Indies fined for slow over-rate

West Indies have been fined for slow over-rate after the first Test against Pakistan in Jamaica, the International Cricket Council confirmed on Wednesday (April 26). Jason Holder and his men were found one over short by Chris Broad, the match referee.

The charges were laid by Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough, the onfield umpires, and Bruce Oxenford, the television umpire, and Holder pleaded guilty to the offence. The West Indies captain will lose 20 percent of his match fees while other players will lose 10 percent.

“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 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount,” the ICC said in a release.

West Indies lost the first Test by seven wickets on the final day to concede a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The teams will now travel to Barbados for the second Test from April 30 before playing the final Test in Dominica from May 10.

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