West Indies captain Jason Holder was fined 60% match fees by the ICC (International Cricket Council) due to slow over-rate during the first Test against Australia in Hobart. Also, the other players were fined 30% match fees for each due to the same offence.
In the Hobart Test, ICC found that West Indies bowled three overs short from the required target. Chris Broad was the match referee in this match.
In the opening day of that Test match, the Caribbean team bowled only 50 overs in the first two sessions which were forced to use part-time spinner at the later in that day.
West Indies incurred a huge defeat against Australia by an innings and 212 runs as they were bundled out of 223 and 148 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings. At batting first, Australia scored a mammoth total of 583 runs where the West Indies bowlers managed to take only 4 wickets in that match.
This is the fourth time in this calendar year that the Caribbean team have been fined due to slow over-rate.
Holder had been already suspended for an ODI match due to the second time slow-over rate offence inside the 12 months.
Inside the next 12 months, if West Indies commit another slow over-rate offence under Holder’s captaincy; then he will be suspended for next one match as per ICC rules.
Holder had replaced Denesh Ramdin as the Test captain from the Sri Lanka series at September in this year.