Dubai:India have been fined 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.New Zealand won by 4 wickets against the tourists to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.It is to be noted that Indian bowlers bowled 24 wides which is equivalent to the time taken to bowl 4 extra overs.
"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," the ICC said in a statement.
"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 statement further said.
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.(UNI)