West Indies penalized in final ODI against New Zealand for slow over-rate

West Indies lost the ODI series on home soil.

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West Indies have been fined 40 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the third and final ODI in Barbados on Sunday.

Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Nicholas Pooran’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. 

In addition, as per Article 16.12.2 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Playing Conditions, a side is penalized one point for each over short. Consequently, West Indies will lose two points from their points tally during the Super League.

Pooran pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Joel Wilson and Leslie Reifer, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid leveled the charge.

West Indies lose the home ODIs 1-2 in the final encounter

Talking of the three-match ODI series between visiting New Zealand and hosts West Indies, Kiwis got the better of the home team in the final ODI by five wickets at Barbados to take away the series. The visitors won the toss and chose to bowl first where they wrapped up Pooran and his men on 301 runs but a complete batting effort in the middle paved the way for Black Caps and a century by Kyle Mayers went in absolute vain.

Tom Latham was declared the player of the match for his crucial inning of 69 runs whereas Mitchell Santner walked away with the player of the series honour.