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ICC fines India again for slow over-rate



ICC (International Cricket Council) has handed India a fine for the second time in the five-match T20I series against England.

The India-England T20I series has seen teams getting fined on three occasions. Photo: BCCI

 

India were found to be two overs short of the target time during Saturday’s 5th T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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A 40 percent of India’s match fees has been fined as a result.

As per the ICC rules, a team falling one over short of the allowed time will be fined 20 percent of their match fees.

“India have been fined 40 percent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the fifth T20I in Ahmedabad on Saturday,” an ICC release said. 

“Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.”

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli accepted the charges. “Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” the release added.

India and England were fined 20 percent of their match fees for failing to maintain over-rates in the second and fourth T20Is respectively.

India went on to win the match five-match series by 3-2 after pulling off a 36-run victory in the series decider.

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