Slow India deprive of 80 percent match fee

By: News Desk      Published: 06:37 PM, 5 Feb, 2020
Slow India deprive of 80 percent match fee
India’s Virat Kohli looks on during the first ODI between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park in Hamilton. AFP

The international Council has fined India 80 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first One Day International in Hamilton on Wednesday.

An unbeaten century from veteran batsman Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to a stunning four-wicket win over India in the match. The hosts completed the second highest run chase in their history to finish on 348 for four and overhaul the imposing target set by India.

Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be four overs 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.

Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Shaun Haig and Langton Rusere, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth umpire Chris Brown leveled the charges.