India is fined for maintaining a Slow over Rate in the 1st ODI against Australia in Sydney!

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Team India players have been fined 20% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over rate in the first ODI of the three match series against Australia in Sydney.

The ICC announced in a Press Release on Saturday that there was no need for a formal hearing after the Indian team Captain Kohli pleaded guilty for the offence. Team India was over short of the target after the time allowances were taken into consideration. India lost the first ODI against Australia on Friday by 66 runs after failing to chase down a mammoth of 375 runs target set by Australia. The second ODI is scheduled to take place on Sunday at the same venue.

“David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration,” an ICC press release said.

“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 fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.”

“Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Rod Tucker and Sam Nogajski, TV umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Gerard Abood leveled the charge,” the release added.