DUBAI: India have been fined 40 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 match in Wellington, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday.
Match referee Chris Broad imposed the sanctions after Virat Kohli’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration during the the game play on Friday.
“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,” said a statement.
Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction. On-field umpires Chris Brown and Shaun Haig, and third umpire Ashley Mehrotra leveled the charges. India prevailed in the Super Over for the second successive match to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.