Holder suspended for second Test against New Zealand

By AFP
Published: December 6, 2017
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West Indies lost the first match by an innings and 67 runs and will now be without their skipper for the second game. PHOTO: AFP

West Indies lost the first match by an innings and 67 runs and will now be without their skipper for the second game. PHOTO: AFP

WELLINGTON: West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended from the second Test against New Zealand because of his team’s slow over rate in the opening fixture, the International Cricket Council said Wednesday.

New Zealand thrash West Indies in first Test

It said the punishment was imposed after the West Indies were ruled to be three overs short of their target in the Wellington Test, which they lost by an innings and 67 runs.

In addition to missing the second Test, due to start in Hamilton on Saturday, Holder was also fined 60 per cent of his match fee.

His teammates were each fined 30 per cent of their match fees.

It was Holder’s second slow over rate offence in the past 12 months, incurring an automatic suspension.

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