Bangladesh And West Indies Fined For Slow-Over Rate In 2nd T20I

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

Bangladesh and the West Indies have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday after they failed to bowl in the allotted time in their second Twenty20 International played earlier this week in Dhaka.

According to ICC,  Bangladesh were one over short of their target, while the visitors were two overs short in the match where the hosts won by 36 runs on Thursday.

“Jeff Crowe of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees
imposed the fines after the Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh
side was found to be one over short of its target when time
allowances were taken into consideration, while the Carlos
Brathwaite-led Windies side was two overs short.”

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was fined 20% of his match fee, while his players have received 10% fines. West Indies counterpart, Carlos Brathwaite was fined 40% and his players received 20% fines.

The council also warned that both captains will face a suspension for a second offense if they commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offense.

Both captains pleaded guilty to the offense after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings, ICC said.

The charges were leveled by on-field umpires Tanvir Ahmed and Gazi Sohail, third umpire Saikat Sharfuddoula, and fourth umpire Masudur Rahman.