England fined 20 percent of their match fee

England fined 20 percent of their match fee

The hosts won an incredible first T20I match against Australia in Southampton on 4 September. Despite winning the match by 2 runs, Eoin Morgan’s team is being fined. England team was fined 20 percent of their match fee for the slow over-rate during the 1st T20 played against Australia.

Australia’s 183-run target was easily chased by Australia. He lost 1 wicket in 14.1 overs and scored 124 runs. But after Steve Smith’s departure from Adil Rashid, Ajit’s batting order collapsed like a house of cards.

With 9 wickets in hand, Australia failed to match the equation of 39 runs from 35 balls. David Warner’s 56 and captain Aaron Finch’s 48 runs were in vain. England went ahead 1-0 in the series by winning by 2 runs.

But even if they win the match, every English cricketer has to pay a fine of 20 percent of the match fee due to the slow over-rate in the Australian innings. ICC Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad handed down the sentence.

The offense of not being able to complete the over within the stipulated time as per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support staff is implicated. A separate formal hearing was not required as English captain Eoin Morgan accepted the sentence.

Field umpires Martin Sagars and Alex Wharf, third umpire David Milons and fourth umpire Mike Burns raised the complaint. Today (September 6) the two teams are facing each other in the second T20 at the same ground.