DUBAI: South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match charge for sustaining a gradual over-rate against Pakistan in their first ODI in Centurion.
Andrew Pycroft of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after South Africa was one over brief of the goal after time allowances had been considered.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the ICC mentioned in a launch.
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma pleaded responsible to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no want for a proper listening to.
Umpires Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele leveled the cost.
Pakistan had received the first ODI by three wickets against South Africa.