ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : New Zealand fined for slow over rate

Cardiff:  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

New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 87-run defeat against hosts England during their second Group A fixture in the ongoing Champions Trophy at the Cardiff Wales Stadium on Tuesday.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 10% for every over failed to be bowled, and the captain is fined double that amount. As such, Williamson has been fined 40% of his match fee, while his players have received 20% fines.

If there is a second over-rate offence committed by New Zealand during the Champions Trophy with Williamson as captain, he will be suspended for one match.

As such, Williamson has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 20 per cent fine each.

England defeated New Zealand by 87 runs to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

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