Australia fined for slow over rate against India in Guyana

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Australia fined for slow over rate against India in Guyana

Australia team. ©ICC

India thrashed Australia by 48 runs in their final group league match and are placed as the table toppers of Group B. But Australia couldn't complete their allotted overs in their allotted times as they were found to be one over short in their match against India in Guyana on Saturday.

ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, Richie Richardson took this decision of taking fine after Australia was found guilty when time allowances were taken into consideration.

According to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees whereas captain has to pay the double amount. Therefore, Lanning has to pay 20 per cent of her match fee, while other players of the side have received 10 per cent fines. The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Wayne Knights, third umpire Sue Redfern and fourth umpire Shaun George.

If this happens for the second time by the Australia team in a T20I within 12 months with Lanning as captain, she will be suspended for one match.