Table-toppers New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Old Trafford clash against West Indies that went right down the wire. Match referee David Boon adjudged the Black Caps to be one over short of their target despite taking time lapses into consideration.
“If New Zealand commit another minor over-rate breach during the tournament with Williamson in the side, it will be deemed a second offence by him and he will face a suspension,” the ICC announced as this could potentially jeopardize New Zealand’s future games.
Skipper Williamson was docked 20% of his match fee in the process while his teammates received a 10% fine. New Zealand triumphed by a small margin of 5 runs against the Caribbean side as Carlos Brathwaite’s heroics almost led his team over the line.