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ICC Champions Trophy: New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

New Zealand cricket team captain Kane Williamson accepted a fine of 40 percent of his match fee, while his players received a fine of 20 percent for slow over rate during the ICC Champions Trophy match against England cricket team on Tuesday.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 07, 2017 12:17 IST
New Zealand cricket team's Corey Anderson celebrates with teammates the wicket of England cricket team's Moeen Ali during their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match in Cardiff on Tuesday.
New Zealand cricket team's Corey Anderson celebrates with teammates the wicket of England cricket team's Moeen Ali during their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match in Cardiff on Tuesday.(Reuters)

New Zealand cricket team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during theirdefeat by England cricket team in their Group A ICC Champions Trophy match in Cardiff on Tuesday. (Highlights)

New Zealand were ruled two overs short of the target when time allowances were considered by match referee Andy Pycroft. (Scorecard)

Captain Kane Williamson accepted a fine of 40 percent of his match fee, while his players received a fine of 20 percent.

“If there is a second minor over-rate offence committed by New Zealand during the event with Williamson as captain, he will be suspended for one match,” the ICC said in a statement.

New Zealand suffered an 87 run defeat by hosts England, who became the fisrt country to reach the semi-finals, and have yet to win in this year’s tournament.

They can still reach the semis if they beat Bangladesh in their final game and Australia lose to England.