Ashes 2021-22: England lose five World Test Championship points due to slow over-rate in Brisbane Test

England Lost The First Test Against Australia By 9 Wickets.
Image Source: GETTY IMAGES England lost the first Test against Australia by 9 wickets. After losing the very first Ashes Test to Australia by nine wickets at the Gabba, England have actually now been fined 100%of their match costs and see a deduction of five ICC World Test Champion (WTC) points for preserving a sluggish over-rate. Match Referee David Boon imposed the sanction after Joe Root’s side was discovered to be 5 overs except the target with time allowances taken into account.

In accordance with Post 2.22 of the Standard procedure for Players and Player Assistance Worker, which associates with minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 per cent of their match charge for every single over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Likewise, based on Post 16.11.2 of the World Test Champion playing conditions, a side is punished one point for each over short. Appropriately, five World Test Championship points have been subtracted from England’s points amount to.

It is the 2nd time that Joe Root and Co. have been hit by the slow over-rate charges in 2021. In August this year, England, in addition to India, were fined 40% of their match fees and docked 2 WTC points for being 2 overs behind the required rate in the first Test at Trent Bridge, which ended in a draw.

Meanwhile, Australia batter Travis Head, who was the gamer of the match in Australia winning the first Test, has been fined 15 per cent of his match charge for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

Head, who scored a counter-attacking 152 off 148 balls, was discovered to have actually breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Standard Procedure for Players and Player Support Worker, which associates with ‘use of an audible profanity during an International Match’.

Due to this, one demerit point has been included to the disciplinary record of Head, this being his very first offence in a 24-month period. The occurrence occurred in the 77th over of Australia’s first innings on Thursday, when Head used improper language after he was beaten on a shipment from Ben Stokes.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of a main reprimand, an optimum charge of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and a couple of demerit points.

Head confessed the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by the Match Referee and validated by the ICC Cricket Operations department according to the COVID-19 interim playing policies. There was no requirement for an official hearing.

On-field umpires Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth official Sam Nogajski levelled the charges.

Australia won the very first Test of the Ashes by 9 wickets on Saturday. The hosts broke through Joe Root and Dawid Malan’s resistance early on day 4, activating a collapse of the remainder of the batting line-up.

After bowling out the tourists for 297, Australia knocked off the required 20 runs regardless of losing Alex Carey as Marcus Harris finished the match with a four through point.

The next Test of the Ashes is set to commence on December 16 at the Adelaide Oval in a day-night affair.

Released at Sat, 11 Dec 2021 03:11:45 -0600