West Indies fined 20% of match fee for slow over rate

West Indies have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over rate during their 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka at the T20 World Cup in in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Defending champion West Indies were eliminated from the semifinals after losing their third game in Group 1 on Thursday against Sri Lanka.

The International Cricket Council said in a statement on Friday that match referee David Boon imposed the 20 per cent fine after West Indies was “ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.”

Captain Kieron Pollard was found guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction.

West Indies will play against Australia in their last group match on Saturday. Sri Lanka bowed out of the tournament with four points after winning two of their five group games.

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