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Windies series loss compounded by over-rate fine


Centurion, Jan 30 (IANS) The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI).

Match referee Chris Broad Thursday found the Caribbean side two overs short of their target at the cut-off time for the innings at SuperSport Park Wednesday. While the players were slapped with a 20 percent fine of their match fee, new captain Jason Holder will have to part with 40 percent, reports CMC.

According to ICC regulations, players are fined 10 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. The captain is fined double.

West Indies went down by 131 runs in the game which was reduced to 42 overs per side because of rain which delayed the start. South Africa won the series 4-1.

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