After the fourth successful victory against New Zealand in the five-match T20I series, India got the taste of a bitter fruit as ICC slapped a fine of 40 percent of their match fee for slow over-rate in the fourth match played on Saturday at Westpack Stadium in Wellington.
The panel of match referees headed by Chris Board imposed the sanction as India was two overs short of the targeted deadline.
“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 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” stated by a press release by ICC.
India skipper Virat Kohli accepted the proposed sanction and there will be no formal hearing on the same.
India leads the five-match T20I series by 4-0 and the last and final match is scheduled to be played on 2 February at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.