Adam Voges and George Bailey    Getty Images
Adam Voges and George Bailey Getty Images

At the beginning of 2017-18 BBL, Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Stars, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers were fined for maintaining slow over-rate. However, the Scorchers paid the price for maintaining slow over-rate for the second time. Scorchers captain Adam Voges has been handed one match suspension for the same. Meanwhile, George Bailey s Hobart Hurricanes has become the fifth team in maintaining slow over-rate. Bailey and co. have been fined A$ 1,000. The amount would be halved if the players accept their faults. However, Bailey would be under scanner as a repeat of the same offence could hand him suspension from one match.

As for the Scorchers match, Voges team was found to be one over short in their match against Thunder as reported on cricket.com.au. The mistake was committed for the second time by Scorchers.

The first time a similar offence was committed by Scorchers was on January 5 against Brisbane Heat. Every players has been fined A$ 1,000. Voges would not be available for the Saturday match against Adelaide Strikers. Mitchell Johnson is surely enjoying these slow over-rate penalties:

On the other hand, Joe Burns from Brisbane Heat has been fined AUS $ 6,000 for using foul language during his team’s 3-run defeat against Hurricanes. During the same match, Alex Ross’ controversial obstructing the field dismissal sparked several comments from the former Australian cricketers. Ryan Harris took to Twitter to express his views and termed the umpires decision ‘absolutely disgraceful’. Harris, too, has joined the league of penalties and has been reprimanded by Cricket Australia (CA).

The other captains apart from Bailey who have committed the slow over-rate offence once are Thunder s Shane Watson, Stars John Hastings and Sixers Moises Henriques. Henriques returned to the squad after leaving the tournament for two weeks citing personal reasons.