Team India Reprimanded By ICC, Handed Hefty Fine For Slow Over Rate Against New Zealand In 1st ODI

Written by Abhishek Patil

Team India have been penalised 60 per cent of their match fee for maintaining slow over-rate in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts took a 1-0 in three-match series after beating the Kiwis by 12 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The Rohit Sharma-led side was ruled to be three overs short of their target by ICC Elite Panel of Match Referee, Javagal Srinath. India captain Rohit pleaded guilty to the charges and accepted the proposed sanction.

“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 fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” ICC said in a statement.

“On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Nitin Menon, third umpire K N Ananthapadmanabhan and fourth umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal leveled the charge,” the statement added.

In the first ODI, Shubman Gill smashed 208 off 149 balls and became the youngest batter to score a double century in ODI cricket. 

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