Australia vs India: India fined for slow over-rate in third T20I

December 10, 2020 | By : Arjun Bhalla

Indian Cricket Team have been fined by 20 percentage of match fees for maintaining slow over-rate in the third T20 International against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 8. International Cricket Council (ICC) released a media release which stated, there would be no formal hearing as the Indian skipper Virat pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanctions.

According to the ICC, the offense comes under the Article 2.22 of the laws. The rules explain as, “The ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”

Match referee David Boon imposed the sanctions on the Indian side and the support staff with the assistance from on-field umpires Rod Tucker, Gerard Abood, third umpire Paul Wilson, and the fourth umpire Sam Nogajski.

This is the second instance where the Indian side has been slapped with ICC’s sanction. The Indian captain was fined 15 percent of his match fee due to maintaining a slow-rate in the first One-Day International of the series. The team had spent 45 minutes extra on-field over the scheduled time allotted.

Earlier this week, the governing of world cricket handed a 15 percent fine of match fee to New Zealand’s all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell. The Kiwi was found guilty for Audible Obscenity during the first Test against West Indies.

After the completion of the limited-overs leg of the Australian tour, the Indian side will be playing the practice Pink-ball game against Australia A. The practice game would be the dress rehearsal of the first Test match, starting on December 17 at Adelaide Oval. 


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