England slapped with fine for slow over-rate in third T20I
England have copped a 20 percent fine of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the third T20I in Centurion on Sunday.
According to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel concerning slow over-rate offences, all players have been fined 20 percent of their fees.
The Eoin Morgan-led side was found to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
The charged were laid out by on-field umpires Adrian Holdstock and Allahudien Paleker, third umpire Bongani Jele and fourth official Brad White while David Boon of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions.
Morgan accepted the charges requiring no need for a formal hearing marking this the first instance of England committing a slow over-rate offence since the ICC World Cup last year.
England went into the final T20I against South Africa with two spinners but Moeen Ali delivered a solitary over in the high-scoring contest.
England eventually completed the chase of the steep 223-run target - the fourth-highest successful chase in T20 internationals.