India fined for slow over-rate in 2nd T20I against England

Last Updated: Monday, 15 March 2021 (22:15 IST)
Dubai: Indian players have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a against in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Javagal Srinath of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over 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,” the ICC said in a statement on Monday.
“Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” it added.
On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virender Sharma leveled the charge.
India won the second T20I by seven wickets to level the five-match series. The remaining three matches are due to be played at the same venue on March 16, 18 and 20. (UNI)