IND vs WI: Shock to Team India, 20% fine charged for this reason!
Team India's impressive 3-run win over West Indies in the first ODI on Friday helped the country take a 1-0 lead in the series, but at the same time, Team India also had to pay a price. The Men in Blue have been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
Shikhar Dhawan's team maintained a slow over-rate in the first ODI against West Indies and was subsequently fined 20 percent.
Match referee Richie Richardson ruled the Shikhar Dhawan-led side was one over short of the target after taking time into account.
"In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minimum over rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for each over they play," the ICC said in a statement on Sunday.
Dhawan pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Joel Wilson and Leslie Reifer, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid made the allegation.
Dhawan's side was looking for a series win on Sunday as they meet West Indies in the second ODI in Trinidad.
Team India needed one more win to register a new world record for consecutive ODI series wins against an opponent in a bilateral series.
Since the beginning of 2007, Team India has registered 11 consecutive wins against West Indies. Another win on 24 July will see the Men in Blue win their 12th series over the Caribbean, the most by any team in ODI cricket history.