England v India, 2nd ODI, Bristol August 25, 2007

England fined for slow over-rate

Cricinfo staff



Paul Collingwood lost 50% of his match fee because of England's tardy over-rate © Getty Images

Paul Collingwood, the England captain, has been fined 50% of his match fee for England's slow over-rate in the second ODI against India at Bristol.

The rest of the team was also fined 15% of their match fee as England were three overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

Roshan Mahanama, the match referee, imposed the fines once the charge was laid by the two on-field umpires Billy Doctrove and Ian Gould and third umpire Nigel Llong. Since the shortfall was more than two overs, Collingwood was charged with breaching a Level II Code of Conduct.

The hearing was attended by Collingwood, England team operations manager Phil Neale, coach Peter Moores and the four umpires on duty for the match.