Deccan Chargers Fined For Slow Over-Rate
The Deccan Chargers have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their three-run loss to Trinidad & Tobago which put them out of the Champions League.
Match referee Srinivas Venkataraghavan ruled that they were one over short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration and fined each player $US 750 with captain Adam Gilchrist fined double that amount, $ 1500.
The Chargers had earlier lost by one wicket to Somerset and had to win the game on Wednesday to progress but the Indian Premier League champions were unable to do so and join fellow IPL teams Bangalore and Delhi in the Super Eights.
The punishment is the second Code of Behaviour breach to be acted upon after Delhi Daredevils bowler Amit Mishra was reprimanded for a Level One breach earlier in the tournament.
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