West Indies penalised for slow over-rate in first ODI against England

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The West Indies have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the first ODI of their ICC Women’s Championship series in Antigua on Sunday.

Denavon Hayles of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after the West Indies were ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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 fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Captain Hayley Matthews pled guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Jacqueline Williams and Leslie Reifer, and third umpire Nigel Duguid leveled the charge.

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