ICC hands South Africa fine for slow over-rate
The International Cricket Council has announced a 10 percent fine of match fees for the South African players following their poor over-rate in the recently concluded fourth One-Day International against India in Johannesburg.
The Proteas were found one over short of the target after taking into consideration the time allowances and as a result referee Andy Pycroft has sanctioned a 10 percent fine on all the players with skipper Aiden Markram has received 20 percent.
As Markram pleaded guilty to the charges, Pycroft negated the need for a formal hearing. However, another such offence from South Africa under Markram over the next 12-month period will lead to a suspension for the 23-year-old.
With their five-wicket win in the rain affected fourth OD, South Africa have managed to remain alive in the series which is poised 3-1 in favour of India.
The fifth ODI will be played in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
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