Hamilton, March 13: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday fined the West Indies women’s cricket team 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow surcharge against India in their World Cup match. Women’s Cricket at Seddon Park on Saturday.
Top-rank batsmen Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur struck centuries as India emerged triumphant over the West Indies by 155 runs in the third match of their tournament campaign. While Smriti hit 123 runs on 119 balls, Harmanpreet scored 109 on 107 balls apart from the association of 184 runs, rescuing India from 78/3.
Shandre Fritz of the Emirates ICC International Match Officials Panel imposed the penalty after Stafanie Taylor’s side were ruled two overs from goal after time allowances were considered.
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum booster offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for each booster pack. his side that does not throw in the allotted time.
Taylor pleaded guilty to the crime and agreed to the proposed penalty, “so there was no need for a formal hearing.”
Field referees Eloise Sheridan and Paul Wilson, third referee Ahmed Shah Pakteen and fourth referee Ruchira Palliyaguruge leveled the charge.