Team India has been fined 40% of their match fee for the slow over rate offence in the 4th T20I against New Zealand in Wellington. The decision is taken by the International Cricket Committee (ICC) for after the Match referee Chris Braod’s report. Virat Kohli’s team were found to be two overs short of the target even after taking time allowances into consideration.
On-field umpires Chris Brown and Shaun Haig, and third umpire Ashley Mehrotra levelled the charges, which were ratified by match referee Chris Broad. ICC in his statement have charged 20 percent match fees for each overaccording to Article 2.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. A total of 40% match fees has been fined by ICC and Indian Captain Virat Kohli accepted the charges levelled by ICC so there was no need for a formal hearing.
“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,” read ICC’s statement after the game.
“Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Chris Brown and Shaun Haig, and third umpire Ashley Mehrotra levelled the charges,” it added.
In Wellington, team India took an unmissable 4-0 lead against the home side in a 5-match T20I series. For the second time in three days the match stretched to the super over and India came victorious on both occasions. Defending 165 in regular time, India turned things around right at the very end as New Zealand faulted the chase for the second time under pressure and Indian blowers were skilled enough to force a tie breaker.