Team India lost the first match of the Australia tour and now the players have been fined. In the first match of the three ODI series of the Indian team, hosts Australia defeated them by 66 runs.
Team India lost the first match of the Australia tour and now the players have been fined. On Friday, players will have to pay a penalty of 20 per cent of their match fees for slow over-rate at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Australia.
India took 4 hours and 6 minutes to complete their 50 overs in the first ODI, in which they lost by 66 runs. The Virat Brigade threw an over short of the target in due time. Match referee David Boon of the International Cricket Council (ICC) fined it.
The ICC said in a statement issued on Saturday, “As per Article 2.22 of the ICC’s Code of Conduct of Minimum Over Speed Violations for Players and Support Staff, the players will be charged for their match fees from each over in the event of failure to bowl in the stipulated time. A 20 percent penalty is imposed.
“Captain Virat Kohli has accepted the violation and the proposed penalty, so there is no need for an official hearing,” the release said.
The violation was determined by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Sam Nogajski, TV umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth umpire Gerrard Abode.
Even Steve Smith admitted after the match that this was the longest 50-over match in all the matches he played. The Indian team is trailing 0-1 in the three-match series and the second ODI will be played in Sydney on Sunday.