England fined for maintaining slow over-rate during first Test

Cook will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee

Cook will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee

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England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the thrilling first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

England captain Alastair Cook will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while the rest of the players will be docked 10 per cent of their fees.

If England are found to have a slow over-rate once again in the next 12 months, Cook could be banned for one Test.

“We have already started to address that … we have already quickened up, so that’s an area that quite rightly we pay attention to,” England head coach Peter Moores said. “We will take that into the Headingley Test. We don’t want to lose overs at all, because it can be costly.”

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