Johannesburg: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in Saturday’s fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the six-match series against India, which they won by five wickets to keep the series alive at the Wanderers here.
Aiden Markram’s side was ruled to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offenses, players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
As such, Markram has been fined 20 percent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 percent fines.
If South Africa commit another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offense with Markram as captain, it will be deemed a second offense by him and he will face a suspension.
Markram pleaded guilty to the offense after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bongani Jele, third umpire Ian Gould, and fourth umpire Shaun George. (ANI)