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South Africa fined for slow over-rate in 4th ODI

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

were today fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fourth One-Day International against here, which they won by five wickets to keep the six-match series alive. ICC match referee imposed the fine after Aiden Markram's side was ruled to be one over short of their target in yesterday's match, when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players were fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the fined double that amount. As such, Markram has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while the South African players have received 10 per cent fines. If commit another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with Markram as captain, it will be deemed a second offence by Markram and he will face a suspension. Markram pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bongani Jele, third umpire Ian Gould, and fourth umpire Shaun George.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 14:25 IST
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