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Holder banned for second Test

The Papare 2017-12-05 14:27:03

West Indies captain Jason Holder to miss Hamilton Test another due to slow over rates during crushing Wellington defeat.

Serial offender Jason Holder has been banned by the International Cricket Council for yet another slow-over rate offence.

The West Indies captain has been suspended for the second Test against New Zealand this week and fined 60 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over rate in the first Test in Wellington last week.

It’s Holder’s second over-rate offence in the past 12 months and the fifth of his captaincy career.

The 26-year-old was found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the Jamaica Test against Pakistan in April and his second offence in less than a year has led to a suspension for the match in Hamilton, starting on Saturday.

The Windies were ruled to be three overs short of their target in Wellington and in accordance with the ICC’s Code of Conduct, the Windies players have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees (10 per cent for each over short) and skipper Holder double that amount.

In 2015, Holder was banned for an ODI against Sri Lanka for maintaining a slow-over rate, having been found guilty of the same offence against South Africa in January of that year.

And just a month later, he was fined again for another offence during the Hobart Test against Australia.

New Zealand won the first Test by an innings and 67 runs.