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India fined for slow over rate; Dhoni on the brink of ban

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Published: Monday, August 18, 2014, 13:21 [IST]
 
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London, Aug 18: The India team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval.

Series Results

India lost the Test yesterday (August 17) and also the series 1-3. India surrendered without a fight inside three days, humiliated by an innings and 244 runs.

Dhoni on the brink of ban; India fined

Ranjan Madugalle of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration, ICC said in a media release today.

In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel regulations 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.

As such, Dhoni was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his players received 30 per cent fines. If Dhoni is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence in Tests over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, ICC added.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

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