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The ICC docked England 19 WTC points and Australia 10 at the conclusion of the Ashes

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Australia, which won the Ashes with a 2-2 tie, was penalised 10 points for sustaining a slow over-rate in the fourth Test.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) deducted points and fined both England and Australia on Wednesday for maintaining sluggish over-rates throughout the recently concluded Ashes series. The ICC announced on its website that both England and Australia, who played out a 2-2 tie with one Test of the five-match series being washed out in Manchester, had been penalised one World Test Championship point for every over short, as well as match money.

“Under the revised regulations, they were fined 5% of their match fee and one WTC point for each over short,” the ICC said.

In the WTC cycle 2023-25, a Test win is worth 12 points, while a draw is worth four.

Australia, who won the Ashes with a 2-2 draw, were penalised 10 points for sustaining a sluggish over-rate throughout the fourth Test.

However, hosts England suffered significant losses in the Ashes series, losing as much as 19 points for falling behind in over-rate in four of the five Tests.

The most recent revisions to the over-rate punishments were announced last month at the ICC annual conference in South Africa, and they took effect immediately.

In addition to losing points, England and Australia were penalised for their mistakes.

“Australia was fined 50% of their match fee (5% for each over short of a maximum of 50%) for 10 overs in Manchester (fourth Test),” the ICC announced.

“England has been fined 10% for the first Test, 45% for the second, 15% for the fourth, and 25% for the fifth of their match fee for slow-over rate offences in the first two and last two Tests, respectively,” the ICC stated.

Pakistan now leads the WTC points standings with 24 points after a 2-0 away win over Sri Lanka. India is second with 16 points.

Australia, the last WTC cycle’s victor, and England are third and fourth, respectively.

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