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Ashes: Joe Root-led England side docked three more WTC points

England cricket team have been docked three more World Test Championship points for maintaining slow over rate in the ongoing second Ashes Test.

After the first Test, the Joe Root-led side were docked with six points after five Tests in the ongoing 2021-23 cycle of the WTC, putting them at the 7th spot in the table, with a win percentage of 10 percent.

“England were eight overs short (not five overs short as previously announced) but were only fined 100 percent of their match fee due to the limit,” the ICC said in a statement.

“However, the points deduction for penalty overs is not capped and must reflect the actual number of penalty overs a team is short of the minimum requirement as per Clause 16.1.2 of the ICC Playing Conditions, hence they have been penalised one point for each over they were short,” it added.

Notably, each team is awarded 12 points for a win, four for a draw, six in case of a tie and no points are given after a loss.

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