IND vs ENG : Team India fined by ICC for slow over-rate in 2nd T20I

Team India won the second T20I against England but were penalized by ICC for slow over-rate and fined 20 percent of their game fees.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has penalized Team India with 20 percent of the total match fees for the slow over-rate against England in the second T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match referee, Javagal Srinath, imposed the penalty as the Indian players were ruled to be one over short after the time allowances were taken into consideration.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli accepted the sanction.

“By Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side falls to bowl in the allotted time,” ICC said in a statement.

“Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” they added.
The field Umpires K.N Ananthapadmanabhan, Virender Sharma, and Anil Chaudhary leveled the charge.

India beat England by 7 wickets in the match to level the five-match series by 1-1.
India seemed to be clinical initially, despite KL Rahul getting out in the first over to Sam Curran. T20I debutant Ishan Kishan got off to a kick start and with his amazing game, brought the England bowlers down the asking rate.

As Ishan fell for a 32-ball 50, India seemed to be on top of their game and in control.

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