Skippers won’t be suspended for slow over-rates: ICC

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International cricket skippers will no longer run the risk of being suspended for slow over-rates with the ICC deciding to instead dock points for any such violations, starting with the upcoming World Test Championship.

The recommendations of the ICC Cricket Committee were approved in order to curb the menace of slow over-rates.

“In World Test Championship matches a team that is behind the required over rate at the end of a match will have two competition points deducted for each over it is behind,” the ICC said in statement.

“Captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or serious over rate breaches.”

As per the previous rule, two instances of slow over-rate in one year would lead to a suspension on the side’s captain.