England hit with Cardiff fine

  • Last Updated: August 28 2014, 10:41 BST

England have been fined for a slow over rate in Wednesday's one-day international defeat to India.

Cook: Will be suspended if a repeat occurs
Cook: Will be suspended if a repeat occurs

Alastair Cook's men suffered a 133-run defeat in Cardiff and to add to their woes, the International Cricket Council slapped fines on the captain and his players.

Ranjan Madugalle, of the ICC's match referees elite panel, ruled that England were one over short of their target.

Cook was docked 20 per cent of his match fee and his team-mates were handed 10 per cent penalties.

The ICC stated: "If Cook is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC code of conduct for players and player support personnel.

"The offence is contrary to article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by England without contest so there was no need for a hearing."