Kane Williamson at risk of suspension over New Zealand's slow over rate

New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their World Cup victory over West Indies at Old Trafford, the International Cricket Council says.

Match referee David Boon adjudged that the Kiwis had bowled one over short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

Skipper Kane Williamson pleaded guilty and was fined 20 per cent of his match fees while his team mates were handed 10 per cent fines in accordance with article 2.22 of the ICC's Code of Conduct, the governing body said in a statement.

"If New Zealand commit another minor over-rate breach during the tournament with Williamson in the side, it will be deemed a second offence by him and he will face a suspension," the ICC statement added.

New Zealand moved to the brink of securing a spot in the World Cup semi-finals with a thrilling five-run victory over West Indies.

Kane Williamson batting. New Zealand Blackcaps v South Africa. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Birmingham. England, UK. Wednesday 19 June 2019. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /
Kane Williamson bats against South Africa in the 2019 CWC, Source: Photosport

New Zealand take on Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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