Windies skipper Jason Holder has been suspended for the second test match against New Zealand and also fined 60% of his match fee for the slow over-rate in the first test match against New Zealand. Windies player’s 30% match fees also deducted from their match fees due to slow over-rate.
This was the second instance when Windies captain found guilty of slow over-rate within 12 months period. He firstly found guilty of slow over-rate in April against Pakistan. According to ICC rule, if a team would find to have guilty of slow over rate twice within 12 months period then captain was suspended for a test match
Windies have been found to be three overs short of their target. For every over, Players have been fined 10% of their match fees if their team fails to bowl in the allotted time period and the captain is fined the double the amount.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Rod Tucker, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and reserve umpire Wayne Knights. Match referee Chris Broad then imposed the suspension on Holder.
Windies lost the first test by an inning and 67 runs and they are 0-1 behind in the two-match series. The second and last Test of the series begins from December 9 in Hamilton.