ICC waives off suspension of captains for repeated or serious over rate breaches

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or serious over-rate breaches. The decision which was announced at the ICC Annual Conference in London further added that fines at the same level as the captain will be levied on all players in the team in case of slow over rates.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was recently under threat of being suspended for his side’s slow over-rate during a group stage clash of the ICC World Cup 2019 against West Indies.

Williamson pleaded guilty and was fined 20 per cent of his match fees with a 10 per cent fine for his teammates after match referee David Boon stated that the Kiwis had bowled one over short of their target.

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