Collingwood fined for slow over-rate

Updated: 27 August 2007 14:04 IST

England skipper Paul Collingwood has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after for his team's slow over-rate against India in the second one-dayer.

Collingwood fined for slow over-rate

Bristol:

England skipper Paul Collingwood has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after for his team's slow over-rate against India in the second one-dayer.

Besides Collingwood, his teammates are each fined five per cent of their match fee for every over they failed to bowl in the time allowed and will thus have to pay 15 per cent of their earnings.

Match referee Roshan Mahanama imposed the fines after Collingwood's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the Indian innings.

As the shortfall was more than two overs, Collingwood, as captain, was charged with a Level two Code of Conduct breach, clause 2.11.

"Collingwood was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for the breach - the minimum amount allowable for a Level two offence - and as he was found guilty, that punishment took precedence over any fine that was imposed on him as part of the England team," an ICC statement said.

"As per the ICC Code of Conduct regulation, in the event of the captain being found guilty of a charge under this Rule (2.11), the sanction imposed will take the place of the fine imposed," it added.

Collingwood pleaded guilty to that charge in the hearing that took place after the match. The charge was laid by the two on-field umpires Billy Doctrove and Ian Gould and third umpire Nigel Llong.

If Mahanama had taken an extreme step, he could have imposed a full match fee and/or a one Test or two one-day international ban on the England captain.

In that case, Collingwood could have missed the third andfouth ODIs at Edgbaston (August 27) and Old Trafford (August 30).

However, Collingwood can appeal against the punishment within 24 hours.



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