Ireland fined for slow over rate

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 20:57 PM IST

Mohali: Ireland have been fined for their slow over rate in their World Cup Group B defeat by West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

The Irish side, which went down by 44 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, was found one over short of the target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration, the ICC said in a statement.

Accordingly, skipper William Porterfield has been fined 20 percent of his match fee while his team mates would lose 10 percent, the governing body said.

"The penalty was accepted by Ireland without contest so there was no need for a hearing," the statement read.

Bureau Report