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South Africa docked points for slow over-rate in World Test Championship first

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

South Africa have become the first team to be docked World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate, after a breach in the fourth Test against England at The Wanderers.

The game ended inside four days even with poor weather having taken time out of the contest, but ICC match referee Andy Pycroft still deemed Faf du Plessis’ side three overs short of the required frequency. The Proteas skipper accepted the charge.

For every over short a team are, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees and the team lose two WTC points, meaning each of South Africa’s players have been fined 60 per cent of their match fees and South Africa docked six points.

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