Cricket Australia's George Bailey banned for one ODI for slow over-rate

Australia have been dominant so far in the tri-series, but they will be without their captain for their next game.

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Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey has been suspended for their next one-day international and fined 20 per cent of his match fee for a slow over-rate in their tri-series clash with India.

The hosts cruised to a four-wicket win with an over to spare as they reached 269-6 in reply to India's 267-8 at the MCG on Sunday.

That result made it two wins from two in the tri-series following success against England as Australia prepare for the Cricket World Cup - which starts next month - on home soil.

But they will now be without Bailey - who is standing in for the injured Michael Clarke - for the next meeting with England in Hobart on Friday, while the rest of the side have also been fined 10 per cent of their fee from the game.

A statement on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) official website read: "Australia captain George Bailey has been suspended for one ODI and fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during Australia's One-Day International against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

"As Bailey had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence in One-Day Internationals within the last 12 months, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence for the purposes of the ICC Code of Conduct. Bailey pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

"In accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which deals with minor over-rate offences, in the case of a second minor over rate offence in the same format of the game within 12 months, the captain receives a one match suspension and is fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while the players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for each over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

"As such, Bailey has been suspended from Australia's next ODI, which is against England and will be played in Hobart on Friday 23 January."

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