India fined for slow over-rate in second T20I against England

India fined for slow over-rate in second T20I against England

Dubai, March 15, 2021

India have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, a press release from ICC said.

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.

Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, it said.

On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virender Sharma leveled the charge, the release added.

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