Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Mirpur November 29, 2014

Zimbabwe fined for slow over rate

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has been fined 20% of his match fee for a minimum over rate breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur. In addition, Chigumbura's team-mates received 10% match fines, in accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which states that "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."

The match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Zimbabwe were ruled to be one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration. If Chigumbura is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.

Zimbabwe lost the ODI by 21 runs to fall behind 0-4 in the five-match series. They had earlier been whitewashed 3-0 in the Tests that preceded the one-day games.