Cricket Australia confirm over-rate fines for 44 players in Big Bash

John Hastings is in danger of a ban after his team's over-rate offence
John Hastings is in danger of a ban after his team's over-rate offence
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Cricket Australia has confirmed a fine for four teams following the recent Men's and Women's Big Bash League games.

The Sydney Sixers men’s team, Melbourne Stars men’s team, Melbourne Renegades women’s team and Adelaide Strikers women’s team have all been sanctioned fines for poor overrates.

The Sixers men's side was found over short in the opening game of the tournament against Sydney Thunder while the Melbourne Stars men's team were also fined for a similar offence during their game against Brisbane Heat at The Gabba on Wednesday.

The Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades women's side were also found one over short of the allotted target during their double game on 16th and 17th December at Gliderol Stadium.

According to the regulations for the Men's competition, each player in the XI has been copped $1,000 fine while skippers of the teams Moises Henriques (Sixers) and John Hastings (Stars) will face a ban if their respective teams repeat the offence under their leadership for the second time.

For the Women's competition, each player in the XI has been sanctioned $500 fine while skippers Suzie Bates (Strikers) and Amy Satterthwaite (Renegades) have received one strike each. A similar offence will lead to their ban.

The fine will also be reduced into half if the teams decided to accept the penalty without any appeal.

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