Zimbabwe fined for slow-rate in second Test

The Zimbabwe cricket team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Bangladesh that ended in Harare Monday.

Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Brendan Taylor’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Taylor was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his players received 30-per-cent fines.

The offence is contained in Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by the Zimbabwean team, meaning there was no need for a hearing.

Following the conclusion of the two Tests the two teams are moving to Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo for three One Day International which begin on Friday.

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