West Indies fined for slow over-rate in first ODI against India
The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against India in the first ODI match in Chennai on Sunday.
India 287-8 (50 Overs; Rishabh Pant (wk)71 (69), Shreyas Iyer70(88); Cottrell 2/46, Alzarri Joseph 2/45
West Indies 291-2 (47.5 Overs; Shimron Hetmyer 139 (106), Shai Hope(wk) 102 (151); Chahar 1/48, Shami1/57)
Result- West Indies won by 8 wickets
David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after Kieron Pollard’s side was ruled to be four overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
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% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. As such, the team have each been fined 80% of their match fee.
Pollard pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Shaun George, third umpire Rodney Tucker and fourth umpire Anil Chaudhary levelled the charge.
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