Smith risks a one-match ban after being fined for a slow over-rate in the second Test against India.
Williams Gallen: Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams challenges Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen to boxing bout
Hobart Hurricanes preview: We rate the Tasmanian side ahead of Big Bash League 04
Big Bash League preview: We run our eye over the Brisbane Strikers ahead of BBL04
Steve Smith was fined for Australia’s slow over-rate in the second Test and risks a one-match suspension if found guilty of the same offence over the next year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) fined Smith 60 per cent of his match fee, or $8400, after they ruled Australia to be three overs short of its target.
Smith’s teammates won’t be too happy either after they were made to hand over 30 per cent of their fees.
If Smith is found guilty of another minor over-rate offence as captain over the next 12 months, he will be handed a one-game ban by the ICC.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann says its something his side must improve on.
“There’s time wasting going on everywhere,” Lehmann is quoted as saying by AAP.
“We’ve got to get better at that as a side.
“(Also) the ground, people waiting for people in (corporate) boxes, security behind sightscreens, two drinks breaks.
“All those things that come into it for different reasons, and we had a lot of injuries on the ground. Hopefully we get better at it.”