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West Indies sanctioned for over-rate offence in Hamilton Test

Kraigg Brathwaite (right) was fined 40 percent of his match fees
Kraigg Brathwaite (right) was fined 40 percent of his match fees

West Indies have found themselves in the middle of another over-rate offence following the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

This is West Indies' second over-rate offence in two games as the first game in Wellington saw regular skipper Jason Holder banned for one Test match and was also fined 60 percent of the match fees while his team-mates were fined 30 percent.

Holder's absence saw Kraigg Brathwaite take in charge of the team but the visitors were found two overs short in the Seddon Park game that West Indies went on to lose by 240 runs that saw them succumb to a 2-0 series defeat.

As a result, Brathwaite has been sanctioned 40 percent of his match fees while the remainder of his team-mates were handed 20 percent fine.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges laid against him by match referee Chris Broad which negated the need for a formal hearing.

If West Indies commit another over-rate offence with Brathwaite at the helm over the next 12-month period, he will face a suspension as well.

West Indies will now play a tour game against New Zealand XI on Sunday before facing the Black Caps in a three-match ODI series that will be played between 20th and 26th December.

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