IND vs WI: West Indies fined 20% match fees for slow overload in 1st T20I

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In a media statement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the West Indies had been penalized 20% of their match money for playing India in the first T20I in Trinidad on Friday with a slow surplus.

The fine was imposed by Richie Richardson of the ICC Elite panel of match referees after it was determined that India had fallen one short after taking time allowances into account.

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India captain Rohit Sharma was in excellent form during the first T20I against the West Indies. He scored 64 runs off just 44 balls, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes. During these innings, Rohit passed Martin Guptill of New Zealand to take the top spot among the men’s T20I run scorers.

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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

In the first Twenty20 International between India and the West Indies, the former batted first and scored 190/6 in 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 41 runs off just 19 balls using 4 fours and 2 sixes, while Rohit scored an inning of 64 runs.

West Indies Captain Nicholas Pooran accepted the proposed sanction:

According to the official statement, “In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which relates to minimum overruns, players will be fined 20 percent of their match money for each time their side does not bowl within the allotted time. ”

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Nicholas Pooran.  PC-Getty
Nicholas Pooran. PC-Getty

There was no need for a formal hearing as Captain Nicholas Pooran pleaded guilty to the crime and accepted the proposed sentence.

The allegation was made by field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Patrick Gustard.

India will aim to extend their advantage to 2-0 with a win at Warner Park after winning the opening T20I in Trinidad. After a disappointing performance in the first game, the Windies will try to come back.

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