The England cricket team playing in the Ashes series is facing setbacks one after the other. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday clarified that England have been fined not five but eight points from the World Test Championship (WTC) for slow over rate in the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane.
The English team suffered a crushing defeat in the first match of the five-match series against Australia. The team that managed to avoid an innings defeat was fined points after the match. The ICC had earlier announced that England were fined 100% of their match fees and five WTC points for slow over-rate in Brisbane last week. England had reduced eight overs in the stipulated time (not five overs as announced earlier) but were fined 100 per cent of their match fee due to the limit being set.
“But there is no limit for penalty overs, which refers to the number of overs not completed in the prescribed time in accordance with Article 16.1.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct.” Therefore, he has been fined one point per over according to the number of overs he was short.The ICC said,
According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct on Slow Over Rates for Players and Support Staff, the number of overs a team reduces in a stipulated time shall be subject to a deduction of 20 per cent of their match fee per over, subject to a maximum of 100 per cent. can.’