04 July 201316:00

India fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka

India's team captain Virat Kohli has been fined 20 percent and the rest of the team has been fined 10 percent of their match fees

India fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka - Cricket News

India's captain Virat Kohli.

India has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its triangular series match against Sri Lanka at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday.

Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over short of its target, after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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.

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

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the Code. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.

The full text of the Code can be found here.