Melbourne: The Australian cricket team (Australia) were fined 40 percent of match fees for slowing down on day four of the second test against India. Additionally, his four points were deducted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship (WTC).
ICC match referee David Boon found that the Australian team played two less assists than the scheduled time, after which Tim Paine’s team were sentenced. India won the second test by eight wickets.
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The ICC said in a statement: “ In accordance with rule 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct relating to players and player support personnel, which is associated with the minimum over-speeding offense, players are required to throw less each in the time allotted by their team. They are fined 20% of their match fees.
According to the statement, “In addition to the playing conditions of the ICC World Test Championship, rule 16.11.2, a penalty of two points is imposed on the team for each short over. As a result, four World Test Championship points were deducted from Australia’s points total.
The ICC said: “Penn accepted the crime and also accepted the proposed sentence, so there was no need to hold a formal hearing.”
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The charges were brought by field referees Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reifel, third referee Paul Wilson and fourth referee Gerrard Abood.
Australia (0.766) is currently in the lead based on winning percentage points, followed by India (0.722) and New Zealand (0.625).