India over rate fine

India penalised for maintaining slow over-rate in New Zealand ODI

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India were handed a hefty fine for maintaining slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first ODI of the series in Hyderabad.

India were fined 60 per cent of their match fee for slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first ODI in Hyderabad on 18 January.

India were ruled to be three overs short of their target by Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. Time allowances were taken into consideration before arriving at the decision.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Rohit Sharma, the India captain, accepted the offence levelled by On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon, third umpire K N Ananthapadmanabhan and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal.

There was no need for a formal hearing.

India won a closely-fought contest against New Zealand by a margin of 12 runs. The game saw remarkable individual performances from Shubman Gill (208 from 149) and Michael Bracewell (140 from 78).

The sides will face each other next at Raipur on January 21.


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