Australian players fined 40% match fees for slow over rate in 1st ODI
Australia vs England (Source: Twitter)
After beating England in the first ODI at Adelaide, Australian cricket team have been docked 40% of their match fees for slow-over rate during the game.
Skipper Pat Cummins accepted the sanctions imposed by match referee David Boon of ICC Elite Panel who found the hosts two overs behind after considering all the time allowances. Hence, there was no need of formal hearing.
Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel states that all the matches should be completed within the stipulated time, which if not completed will bear penalty of 20% for being every over short.
Paul Wilson, Paul Reiffel, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Sam Nogajski were the ones who levied the charge.