ICC did injustice to Australia and England! The player made a fuss about the defeat in the WTC

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The Ashes 2023 series has ended. This exciting series ended 2-2 between England and Australia. In this series, there was a lot of fuss regarding the decisions of the players and the referees. One incident or another made headlines during the Ashes. But the controversy has not stopped even after this series. Let us tell you that the ICC deducted points on Wednesday from both England and Australia for slow overcharging during the Ashes series and both were fined match fees. Now, the teams from England and Australia have suffered heavy losses in the World Test Championship points table. Following which an Australian national team player has fiercely criticized the ICC on social media.

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Furious Australian Player at ICC

Australian opener Usman Khawaja created a social media uproar as soon as the ICC deducted points from Australia and England after the Ashes. Khawaja wrote in a tweet that due to 2 days of rain, he didn’t even get a chance to pitch in the 2nd innings in Manchester and the ICC issued a penalty and deducted 10 WTC points from the slowdown fee. That makes a lot of sense.

Australia and England suffered losses

Each Test in the 2023-25 ​​WTC Cycle is awarded 12 points for a win and four points for a draw. In the Fourth Test, Australia had 10 points deducted for a slow surcharge. Hosts England, however, suffered the most in the Ashes series, having been deducted 19 points for slow surcharges in four of the five Tests.

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The ICC said England were two overs short of their allotted time in the first Test at Edgbaston, nine in the second Test at Lord’s, three in the fourth Test at Old Trafford and five in the fifth and final Test at The Oval. In this way, England lost 2 points in the first test, 9 points in the second test, three points in the fourth test, and 19 points in the fifth test by five points. The new surcharge penalty was announced during the ICC annual conference in South Africa last month and took effect immediately. In addition to deducting points, England and Australia were also fined.

Points were also deducted in the fourth test.

The ICC said Australia have been fined 50 per cent of their match fee for bowling 10 short overs in the Manchester Test (4th Test) (five per cent for each over short and a maximum of 50 per cent). The ICC said England have been fined 10 percent for the first Test, 45 percent for the second Test, 15 percent for the fourth Test and 25 percent for the fifth Test for their slow surcharge. After beating Sri Lanka 2-0 at home, Pakistan is in the lead with 24 points. India ranks second with 16 points. Australia, the defending WTC champions, are third, while England is fourth.

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