Bangalore, Feb 28: England captain Andrew Strauss was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his teammates lost 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the tied World Cup match against India here. "The fines were imposed by (match referee Roshan) Mahanama after Andrew Strauss's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration," the ICC said in a statement.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, 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, Strauss was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per cent fines. The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by England without contest so there was no need for a hearing. set a mammoth target of 339 by India, England managed to tie the match riding on Strauss' 158-run knock that almost guided them to victory. PTI