A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: West Indies slapped with fine for slow over-rate after first Test against England

Sammy was fined 80 per cent of his match fee for failing to meet the target of overs in the overall time of the first Test

The West Indies have been hit with a fine for having a slow over-rate in the five wicket first Test loss at Lord’s against England.

Roshan Mahanama, who is part of the Emirates Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referees implemented the fines on the West Indies when he found out that they were four overs short of the target when time allowances had been taken into consideration.

According to the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players in the team are fined 10 per cent of their match fee for every over they fail to bowl in the allotted time period, while the captain of the side is hit with double of what players get.

With the West Indies being four overs short, every player in the team was fined 40 per cent of their match fee, while captain Darren Sammy, was fined 80 per cent.

If Sammy is found to be under the target of overs on another occasion in Test cricket within the next 12 months, he will be banned for one match in accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct.

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