The first ODI New Zealand vs India takes place on February 5th at Hamiltion. New Zealand lead the series 1-0 by winning the first ODI by four wickets. India not only lose the match but also fined 80 percent of the match fee for maintaining a slow over rate. Previously team India fined 40 percent in their 4th T20I and 20 percent in 5th T20I for the same reason.
ICC rule code
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. That 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 assigned time.
Match referee Chris Broad who is also a member of ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. He impose the sanction as the team India found to be four overs short. An ICC release said “Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction”. So there was no need for a formal hearing. Thereby On-field umpires Shaun Haig and Langton Rusere, third umpire Bruce Oxenford and fourth umpire Chris Brown leveled the charges.
This is India’s third successive fine for maintaining the slow over rate against New Zealand. India lose the first ODI,its opener Hitman Rohit Sharma and also have a Hat-Trick in fine. Therefore in the upcoming 2nd ODI(February 8) of the three-match series scheduled to be played at the Eden Park in Auckland which would be a challenging for India to keep their time management in bowling. Though India win the T20I in a historic manner this makes the India fans a dreadful feeling towards India.