England were fined for slowing down in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. The English team has been fined 40 percent of the match fee. This information was provided by the International Cricket Council (ICC). England captain Joe Root has admitted his mistake. The first Test between England and New Zealand ended in a draw. Many former cricketers have been critical of the English batsmen’s defensive approach while chasing runs.
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ICC match referee Chris Broad imposed a penalty because Joe Root’s side threw two overs less than the scheduled time. “As per rule 2.22 of the Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff for Slow Rate Offenses, a player will be fined 20 per cent of the match fee on team bowls in due course,” an ICC release said. Looks like. ”Root accepted the crime and the proposed sentence, which did not require a formal procedural hearing.
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On-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Cattleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire Mike Burns have filed charges against the home team. The second and final Test of the series between England and New Zealand will be played in Edgbaston from June 10 to 14. After the first Test, the ECB suspended its fast bowler Ally Robinson from international cricket. Robinson was hit on Twitter in 2012 and 2013 for obscenity and racist comments. He made his debut against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s.