England fined for slow over-rate in India ODI

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England were one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

CARDIFF, United Kingdom (AFP) – England have been fined for a slow over-rate during their 133-run defeat by India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, the International Cricket Council has announced.

A statement issued Thursday said match referee Ranjan Madugalle had ruled England were one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

England captain Alastair Cook was fined 20 percent of his match fee and the rest of his side given 10 percent penalties.

“If Cook is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel,” the global governing body said.

“The penalty was accepted by England without contest so there was no need for a hearing.”

World champions India’s crushing victory put them 1-0 up in the five-match contest after Monday’s opener in Bristol was abandoned without a ball bowled.

The series continues at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge ground on Saturday.

 
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