Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Harare April 30, 2013

Zimbabwe fined for slow-over rate

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against Bangladesh in Harare. They were found to be three overs behind the required over rate.

As a result, the Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was docked 60% of his match fees, and the rest of the players lost 30%. According to the rules, every over short warrants a 10% fine, with double that percentage for the captain.

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  • Dummy4 on May 1, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    Its very harsh to dock a team 30% of their match fees. These Zimbabwean players don't even earn that much to begin with. And their board is strapped for cash. Common sense needs to prevail.

  • Dummy4 on April 30, 2013, 17:45 GMT

    it is a good pnshmnt indeed ......

  • Andrew on April 30, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    They should learn the hard way. Still, I feel a bit sorry for them as they don't earn that much.

  • Dummy4 on April 30, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    30% of Match fee, will amount to almost nothing for the playesr cos they dont even get that much...

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