Dubai, Feb 1 : Indian cricket team was on Saturday fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the fourth T20I in Wellington.
ICC match referees Chris Broad imposed the sanctions after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target on Friday 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," the ICC said in a statement.
On-field umpires Chris Brown and Shaun Haig, and third umpire Ashley Mehrotra had levelled the charges. Captain Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. India had defeated New Zealand in the super over to extend their lead to 4-0 in the five-match series. (UNI)