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New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat
June 6, 2017 / 7:53 PM / 5 months ago

New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

(Reuters) - New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their defeat by England in their Group A Champions Trophy encounter at Cardiff on Tuesday.

Britain Cricket - England v New Zealand - 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group A - Sophia Gardens, Wales - June 6, 2017 New Zealand's Luke Ronchi and Corey Anderson celebrate the wicket of England's Eoin Morgan Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

The Kiwis were ruled two overs short of the target when time allowances were considered by match referee Andy Pycroft.

Captain Kane Williamson accepted a fine of 40 percent of his match fee, while his players received a fine of 20 percent.

“If there is a second minor over-rate offence committed by New Zealand during the event with Williamson as captain, he will be suspended for one match,” the ICC said in a statement.

New Zealand suffered an 87 run defeat by hosts England, who became the first country to reach the semi-finals, and have yet to win in this year’s tournament. [nL3N1J34G2]

They can still reach the semis if they beat Bangladesh in their final game and Australia lose to England.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

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