Team India fined for slow over-rate

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Published: Friday, July 5, 2013, 12:49 [IST]
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Team India fined for slow over-rate

Kingston (Jamaica), July 5: India have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Celkon Mobile Cup tri-series match against Sri Lanka at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday (July 2), ICC said on Thursday (July 4). India lost the match by 161 runs.

Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Virat Kohli's side were ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration. This was Kohli's first game as India captain.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, and in particular the regulations contained therein governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount, ICC said in a media release.

As such, Kohli was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team mates received 10 per cent fines.

The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.


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