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Jason Holder banned for Windies slow over-rate

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

West Indies captain Jason Holder will miss his side’s second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton after being suspended by the ICC for a slow-over rate offence.

Holder has been suspended for one Test and fined 60 per cent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during New Zealand’s innings and 67-run victory in the opening Test in Wellington which ended on Monday.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed the suspension after the Windies were adjudged to be three overs short of their target after time allowances.

According to the ICC code of conduct, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As Holder had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the Jamaica Test against Pakistan in April 2017, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence in a Test match within a 12-month period.

The second Test of the two-match series between two sides will start on Saturday in Hamilton.

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