Bangladesh have been fined for their slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first one-day international at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday.
International Cricket Council's Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza and his troop were found one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Mashrafe was fined 20 percent of his match fee while each Bangladesh cricketer received 10 percent fines. Mashrafe pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC's Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 percent of their match fee for every over their side fail to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
The charge was put forward by on-field umpires Wayne Knights and Chettihody Shamshuddin, third umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth official Chris Brown.