West Indies players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining slow over-rate during the 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka on Thursday. It was the 35th match of the ongoing T20 World Cup. After time allowances were taken into consideration, Kieron Pollard's team fell one over short of the target.
David Boon, who is a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, imposed the penalty on West Indies after they were found one over short. 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.
According to the ICC statement, Windies skipper Pollard pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction. As a result, there was no need for a formal hearing. Notably, on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Langton Rusere, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough had levelled the charge.
West Indies eliminated after defeat to Sri Lanka
Defending champions West Indies got knocked out of T20 World Cup 2021 by already-eliminated Sri Lanka after their defeat in Abu Dhabi. Shimron Hetmyer's fighting fifty went in vain as Windies fell 20-run short in their penultimate group match. Chasing 190, West Indies got off to a terrible start as they lost two wickets in first two overs. In their four group games, West Indies only beat Bangladesh and lost to England, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
West Indies will next lock horns with Australia in Match 38 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.