West Indies gamers throughout their match in opposition to England© AFP
West Indies on Monday slipped to eighth spot within the World Take a look at Championship standings after being penalised by docking two factors for gradual over-rate throughout their drawn first Take a look at in opposition to England in Antigua. The Kraigg Brathwaite-led facet have been discovered to have been two overs brief after cheap changes and time allowances had been considered, the ICC mentioned.
Consequently, West Indies have been fined 40 per cent of their match charge and have been additionally penalised two factors within the ICC World Take a look at Championship standings, dropping under Bangladesh to eighth place within the nine-steam standings.
They’re one in all three groups to have been docked factors resulting from penalty overs.
This was West Indies’ first gradual over-rate offence within the 2021-2023 Championship cycle, whereas India have been docked three factors and ninth-placed England docked 10 throughout 10 matches to this point.
As per the WTC taking part in circumstances, a facet shall be penalised one WTC level and fined 20 p.c of their match charges for each over they’ve did not bowl within the allotted time.
West Indies’ four-pronged seam assault bowled the majority of the 188.5 overs because the Antigua Take a look at noticed England bat lengthy in each innings.
West Indies frontline spinner Veerasammy Permaul despatched down simply 25 overs of his left-arm spin within the match, a major issue within the gradual over-rate.
Brathwaite has pointed to it as an space for enchancment going into the second Take a look at in Barbados from Wednesday.
“There are some areas when it comes to run fee we will enhance and it is merely simply setting the sphere and bowling to it and being disciplined sufficient to bowl to that area,” mentioned Brathwaite.
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