Sunday, 3 July 2011

Team India fined for slow over rate

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against the West Indies at Barbados which eneded in a thrilling draw on Saturday.
Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules, 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.
Dhoni was fined 60 percent of his match fee while his players received 30 percent fines.
India lead the three match Test series 1-0 after their 63 run victory in the first Test at Kingston, Jamaica. The third and final Test between the two sides gets underway on Wednesday at Windsor Park, Dominica.

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