De Villiers fined for slow over-rate

De Villiers was fined 20 per cent of his match fee

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

South Africa captain AB de Villiers was docked 20 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first ODI against England at Headingley on Wednesday.

The Proteas were found to be one over short of completing their 50 overs in the allotted period of time.

As a result, all the other members of South Africa’s squad were fined 10 per cent of their match fee.

The charge against De Villiers was laid by on-field umpires Tim Robinson and Rod Tucker, third umpire Chris Gaffaney and fourth official Michael Gough.

Since De Villiers pleaded guilty to the charge, there will be no need for a formal hearing.

South Africa lost the first ODI by 72 runs and trail 1-0 in the three-match series.

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