The West Indies skipper Jason Holder has been suspended for one Test after the Carribean side was found guilty of keeping a slow over-rate during their defeat to New Zealand in the first Test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
Holder will miss the second Test in Hamilton. Moreover, he has also been fined 60 percent of his match fee while rest of the players incurred a 30 percent fine after West Indies were charged with the over-rate offense following their innings and 67 runs defeat in Wellington.
This is not the first time for Holder, the all-rounder was previously found guilty of the same offense during the Jamaica Test against Pakistan in April and was suspended as the Wellington match was his second offense in a 12-month period.
“Chris Broad of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Holder after the Windies were ruled to be three overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” the ICC said in a statement.
As per ICC Code of Conduct, players are fined 10 percent of their match fees for every over they fail to bowl under the set target within the allotted time while the captain is fined double.
The second and final Test of the series will begin on Saturday.