West Indies captain Jason Holder suspended for over-rate offence

Jason Holder will miss the second Test in Hamilton
Jason Holder will miss the second Test in Hamilton
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West Indies captain Jason Holder will miss the second Test against New Zealand after he was handed a suspension by the International Cricket Council.

The decision follows after West Indies maintained a poor over-rate during the first game in Wellington which they went on to lose by an innings and 67 runs.

Apart from the suspension, Holder also faces a fine of 60 percent of his match fees while the rest of his team-mates were fined 30 percent of their match fees.

This is Holder's second offence in a span of 12-month period after he was previously sanctioned during the Test against Pakistan in Jamaica in April.

A statement released by the ICC confirmed the news on Holder.

“Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Holder after the Windies were ruled to be three overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” the ICC said in a statement.

The second Test will be played between 9th and 13th December at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

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