India fined for slow over-rate in second T20I against England

India vs England: India has been fined 20 per cent of its match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first in the 2nd T20I against England at Ahmedabad.   -  Sportzpics

India has been fined 20 per cent of its match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the second T20I in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Virat Kohli's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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"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 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," the ICC said in a statement.

Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and K.N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virender Sharma leveled the charge.