Monday 18 January 2010 

England Fined For Slow Over-Rate In Johannesburg

England Fined For Slow Over-Rate In Johannesburg
England Fined For Slow Over-Rate In Johannesburg
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England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa in the fourth Test in Johannesburg.

England, beaten by an innings and 74 runs, were deemed to be an over short after time allowances were taken into account and as such, all players were fined ten percent of their match fee with captain Andrew Strauss's fine doubled.

The charge was not contested by Strauss so no hearing was required, the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed.

The ICC also added that under new rules introduced late last year, Strauss will face a one-match ban should he be captain and England maintain a slow over-rate again in the next 12 months.

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