Sunday 15 January 2012 

Dhoni Handed One-Test Ban For Slow Over-Rate

Dhoni Handed One-Test Ban For Slow Over-Rate
Dhoni Handed One-Test Ban For Slow Over-Rate
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Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss his side's fourth and final Test against Australia in Adelaide after he was banned for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.

His team failed to maintain the required over-rate during the third Test and as this was India's second such infringement under Dhoni's captaincy in the last 12 months, he was given a one-match ban.

The rest of his team was fined 20 percent of their match fees while Dhoni also received a 40 percent fine as captain's fines are always doubled.

Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the penalties after India were found to be two overs short of their target during Australia's innings of 369.

Dhoni accepted the penalty having been kept informed about India's position and over-rate during the innings.

Australia went on to win the match by an innings and 37 runs.

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