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South Africa team fined for slow over-rate
by Icc Media Release


Scorecard:Bangladesh v South Africa
Player:BC Broad, GC Smith
Event:ICC World Cup 2006/07

DateLine: 8th April 2007

 

The South Africa team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 67-run defeat to Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eight match played in Georgetown, Guyana, on 7 April.

 

Match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Graeme Smith's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the scheduled finish of the Bangladesh innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.

 

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five 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.

 

As such, Smith has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players have each received five per cent fines.

 

The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.

 

The full ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Officials can be found at: http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/rules/code-of-conduct-for-players-and-officials.pdf

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