Team India has been fined 40% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the 5th T20I against England in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
India was found to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. The ICC in an official media statement said on Sunday that India Captain Virat Kohli had pleaded guilty to the offence & hence no formal hearing was required.
“India has been fined 40% of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the 5th T20I in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the section on team India after the side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. Kohli has pleaded guilty to the offence & accepted the imposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” the Official Statement of ICC read.
In the final T20I India on the back of Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli’s half-centuries posted a huge target of 224 runs in 20 overs. In response to India, England could post 188 runs for 8 wickets down from 20 overs & lost the final T20I match by 36 runs. Both the teams will now face each other in a three-match ODI series which is scheduled to be held in Pune.
The ODI series between India & England will start on March 23 & all the matches will be played at the same venue in Pune without any spectators due to fear of COVID-19.