De Villiers fined for maintaining slow over-rate

De Villiers will be banned for one match if he is found guilty of another over-rate offence

De Villiers will be banned for one match if he is found guilty of another over-rate offence

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South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during his side’s 130-run loss to India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

However, it wasn’t only de Villiers who got fined as all the other members of the South African team were docked 10 per cent of their match fee.

“In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said via a statement.

If de Villiers is found guilty of another over-rate offence during the tournament, he will be banned for one match.

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