For sustaining a sluggish over-rate against England in the opening ODI of their International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship series in Antigua, the West Indies women’s team was penalised 40% of their match money.
The West Indies were determined to be two overs short of the goal when time allowances were taken into account, according to a statement provided by the ICC, and Denavon Hayles of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees assessed the sentence.
Players are penalised 20% of their match fee for each over their team fails to bowl in the permitted time, in line with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which addresses minimum over-rate offences. There was no need for a formal hearing because Captain Hayley Matthews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the suggested punishment.
Jacqueline Williams, Leslie Reifer, and Nigel Duguid, the third umpire, all made the accusation. England scores runs after choosing to bowl first.
In the first ODI, West Indies had lost by 142 runs after scoring 307 runs. A five-match T20I series in Antigua and Barbados will follow two further ODIs as part of the ICC Women’s Championship to wrap off the series.