The International Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed 20 percent fine on South Africa for maintaining a slow over-rate in the T20I series opener ODI against Australia in Johannesburg on Friday (February 21).
“Andrew Pycroft of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after Quinton de Kock’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” the ICC said in a media release.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the release further stated.
Since Proteas skipper De Kock pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth official Brad White levelled the charges.