Team India Fined For Slow Over Rate In FinalMumbai, April 3: The ICC has slapped a 20 per cent match fee fine on victorious Indian skipper M S Dhoni and 10 pc match fee fine of each Team India player for the slow
Mumbai, April 3: The ICC has slapped a 20 per cent match fee fine on victorious Indian skipper M S Dhoni and 10 pc match fee fine of each Team India player for the slow over rate against Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final, an ICC press release said.
Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount, the press release said.
As such, Dhoni was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing, the press release said.