England players have been fined 20% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the 4th T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
ICC elite panel match referee Javagal Srinath imposed the sanction after England was ruled to be one over short of the target when time allowances were taken into consideration at the Narendra Modi Stadium. In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for the Players & Player Support Personnel which relates to minimum over rate offences, players were fined 20% of their match fees for every over which their team failed to bowl in the allotted time, the ICC said in a release on Friday.
India won the 4th T20I by eight runs on Thursday night to level the T20I series at 2-2 making a way for India to the finals of the T20I series which is slated to be played on the same venue on Saturday. Eoin Morgan pleaded guilty to the offence & accepted the imposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing to be conducted.
On-field umpires KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon & third umpire Virender Sharma levelled the charges against England’s squad.