England fined for slow over-rate in 4th T20I against India
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England fined for slow over-rate in 4th T20I against India

Dubai, March 19, 2021

England have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the fourth T20I against India in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Eoin Morgan's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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

Morgan pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, a press release from ICC said.

On-field umpires K N Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon, and third umpire Virendar Sharma levelled the charges.

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