Following 87-run defeat against England at Cardiff, New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate. Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Kane Williamson’s side were ruled to be two overs 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 Player Support Personnel, which relates to 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.Also Read- Champions Trophy 2017: This is how Australia, New Zealand or Bangladesh can qualify for semifinal from Group A
As such, Williamson has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fine each. Williamson pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
If there is a second minor over-rate offence committed by New Zealand during the event with Williamson as captain, he will be suspended for one match.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Bruce Oxenford, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Aleem Dar, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. (Inputs ANI)