11 February, Dubai
The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Sunday fined the South Africa for maintaining a slow over-rate in Saturday’s fourth One-Day International against India in Johannesburg. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount, the ICC release stated.
Aiden Markram has been fined 20 percent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 percent fines.
Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Aiden Markram’s side was ruled to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Markram pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Bongani Jele, third umpire Ian Gould, and fourth umpire Shaun George.