Collingwood faces ban as England fined for slow over-rate

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London, Jun 26 (UNI) As Paul Collingwood-led England failed to to bowl its overs in the required time during the ODI against New Zealand at Oval, the captain faces a ban under Level 3 of ICC code of conduct.

Collingwood has already been charged with Level 2 within the preceding 12 months and the repetetion of the offence during his side's loss to New Zealand here yesterday where England were short by three overs, elevated it to Level 3.

A Level 3 offence carries with it a minimum tariff of a ban of four ODIs or two Test matches or a combination of the two forms of the game and the player will meet with the ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath today where his punishment will be determined.

The previous occasion when England was more than two overs short of its required over-rate was against India in Bristol on August 24 last year.

On that occasion the team was, as at The Oval yesterday, three overs down and Collingwood was fined 50 per cent of his match fee.

Each England player will be fined 15 per cent of his match fee for the deficit but Collingwood is set to escape a financial penalty as his punishment is set to come in the form of the ban.

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