File photo of England Test captain Ben Stokes with Joe RootAFP
England have been fined two World Test championship points and 40 per cent of their match fees for slow over rate in the second Test against New Zealand. Match referee Richie Richardson imposed the ban after the home side were ordered to reduce the target by two overs after considering the allotted time allowances. The rules of the International Cricket Council state that players are fined 20% of their match fee and the team loses one Test championship point for each over if the ball is not bowled on time.
The third and final Test will begin on June 23 in Headingley.
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