World Twenty20: England fined for slow over-rate
England have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 win over Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Last Updated: 28/03/14 8:24pm
A stunning unbeaten century from Alex Hales - the first made by an England batsman in a t20 international - helped Stuart Broad's side to a six-wicket win in their second Group One game in Chittagong.
England had looked destined to lose after a woeful display in the field, dropping four catches and allowing Sri Lanka to make 189-4, and their performance will come under further scrutiny after the ICC ruled they were two overs short of their over-rate target.
Broad has subsequently been fined 40 per cent of his wages and is now one more over-rate offence away from a one-match suspension. His England teammates, meanwhile, have each been fined 20 per cent of their match fees.
A statement released by the ICC on Friday read: "In accordance with regulations of the ICC Code of Conduct, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
"As such, Broad was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while his players received 20 per cent fines. If Broad is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in T20Is over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
"David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after the side, led by Stuart Broad, was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration."
Broad has already been fined during the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, deducted 15 per cent of his match fee for the opening defeat to New Zealand after publicly criticising match officials.
England take on South Africa in their next Group One game in Chittagong on Saturday, which is live on Sky Sports 1HD from 1pm.