India fined for slow over-rate in second Test

Bridgetown (Barbados), July 3: India were fined for maintaining slow over-rate in the drawn second Test against the West Indies here at the Kensington Oval.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) fined Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 60 percent of his match fees while the players were penalised 30 per cent.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fines after Dhoni’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match Saturday when time allowances were taken into consideration.

‘In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount,’ said an ICC release.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing.