St Lucia Stars have had 0.15 deducted from their net run rate (NRR) for slow bowling.
The first imposition of the new penalty comes after the Stars failed to complete their 20 overs in the allotted time against the Jamaica Tallawahs on 25 August 2018.
The new rule, introduced by the Caribbean Premier League for the 2018 tournament, penalises teams who do not complete their 20 overs in the 85 minutes provided in the playing conditions, after taking into account all allowances for stoppages. During the match in question, the Stars took 94 minutes to complete their bowling innings and, as a result, were two overs down.
If teams fail to bowl their overs within the allotted time, they will be given a net run rate penalty as outlined below:
- One (1) over down – Penalty of 0.05 deduction from their NRR
- Each additional over down – Penalty of 0.10 deduction from their NRR
Therefore, the total NRR deduction for the Stars will be 0.15. The league table will be changed to reflect this penalty.
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