Tigers, Bailey penalised for go slow

Tasmania lose Shield points and Bailey is handed a strike for slow over rate penalty

Tasmania have been penalised two Sheffield Shield points and skipper George Bailey handed a strike for maintaining a slow over rate in their round two loss to Queensland.

Cricket Australia found the Tasmanian Tigers to be two overs behind the required over rate at the conclusion of the match.

For every over a team is deemed to be behind the required target, after time allowances are taken into consideration, the offending team will lose one point under the Sheffield Shield playing conditions. 

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Tasmania, who had registered two bonus points in their first two matches, now sit at the bottom of the Shield table winless and without a point.

Bailey receives a strike for being in charge, and if he earns another in this season he will be suspended for one match.

The news comes after the Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground between NSW Blues and Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers was abandoned due to unsafe conditions.

Bushrangers batsman Aaron Finch with a clump of turf // Getty Images

Victoria were awarded six points while NSW were dealt zero, with the Blues' next Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania moved to Bankstown.

Cricket NSW and the SCG Trust are confident the SCG will be in suitable condition for the Blues November 27 Shield clash against the myFoot Dr Queensland Bulls and the remaining fixtures.  

Victoria currently sit at the top of the Sheffield Shield table with 13.7 points from two matches, with Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors (9.8) and the West End Redbacks (9) rounding out the podium.