West Indies v South Africa, 1st T20, Antigua May 21, 2010

Smith, South Africa fined for slow over-rate

Cricinfo staff

South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 13-run win in the first Twenty20 international against West Indies in Antigua on May 19. Roshan Mahanama, the match referee, imposed the fines after South Africa were ruled to be one over short of their target at the end of the match.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct, Graeme Smith, the captain, has been fined 20% of his match fee while the rest of the team has been hit with a 10% fine. Smith was guilty of a similar offence during the ICC World Twenty20 and, as per the ICC rules, if he is found guilty for a third time within a 12-month period since his first offence, he will receive a one-match suspension.

There was no hearing, as South Africa didn't contest the penalty.