On Monday, the England team received a fine of 40 percent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after Joe Root’s side was found two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
In an official release, ICC stated, “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 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”
Root pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there is no requirement for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Mike Burns leveled the charge.
Joe Root's side were ruled to be two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.https://t.co/nvN71lEuWg
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England’s Test captain, Joe Root, and Dominic Sibley helped the hosts walk away with a draw in the first Test after New Zealand decided to declare their innings at 169/6. The two teams will now be locking horns with each other in the second Test, scheduled to be commencing Thursday.
Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson eventually got suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
Robinson will be leaving the England camp immediately and return to his county, the ECB said in a statement. Last week, Robinson had “unreservedly apologize” for the “racist and sexist” tweets which he had posted over eight years ago when he was a teenager.