Windies fined for slow over rate

Jason Holder (AFP)
Jason Holder (AFP)

Hobart - West Indies have suffered more fallout over their dispiriting first Test loss to Australia with the ICC fining the team Sunday for maintaining a slow over-rate in Hobart.

The Australians demolished the Caribbean tourists by an innings and 212 runs inside three days on Saturday.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after Jason Holder's touring side was ruled to have been three overs short of its 90-over target when time allowances were taken into consideration on Thursday's opening day's play of the Hobart Test.

The players were fined 30 percent of their match fees -- 10 percent for every over their side failed to bowl in the allotted time -- with the captain Holder fined 60 percent of his fee.

If the West Indies commit another minor over-rate breach in Tests within 12 months of this offence with Holder as captain, it will be deemed his second offence and he will face a suspension, the ICC said.

Holder pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

The West Indies face the Australians in the second Test of the three-Test series, starting in Melbourne on December 26.

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