Kieron Pollard-led West Indies National Cricket Team have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 clash against Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.
After West Indies were one over short of the target timing in the match against Sri Lanka, David Boon, who is a member of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, imposed the penalty on the Kieron Pollard-led side.
According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, cricketers are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their team fails to deliver in the time allotted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“Kieron Pollard pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The Official ICC Statement read.
“On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Langton Rusere, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth umpire Richard Kettleborough levelled the charge” it further added
Defending champions West Indies Out Of The Semi-finals Race
After the 20-run defeat against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team in their 4th Super 12 game on November 4, the two-time T20 World Cup champions West Indies have been knocked out of the semi-finals race.
They entered the tournament as favourites but failed to perform well, which resulted in their elimination. They faced a crushing defeat at the hands of England in the first match, in the second game they lost to South Africa, and they won the 3rd game against Bangladesh.
West Indies will next lock horns with Aaron Finch-led Australia in their last Super 12 game on Saturday.