India and West Indies cricket teams are fined by International Cricket Council for maintaining slow over rates in the 1st T20I of WI tour 2023.
ICC fines IND and WI on slow-over rates
India lost the 1st T20I of the West Indies tour 2023 by four runs played on August 3, 2023. The second match of the series will be played at Providence, Guyana on Sunday.
India and West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow-over rate in the first T20 international of the five-match series at Tarouba, Trinidad.
India was fined five percent of their match fee for falling one over short of the minimum over-rate on Thursday night, and West Indies have been docked 10 percent of their match fee for falling two overs short of the minimum over-rate.
Richie Richardson, a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India and West Indies sides were ruled to be one and two overs short respectively of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
The 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 five per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, subject to a cap of 50 per cent of the match fee.
West Indies captain Rovman Powell and India captain Hardik Pandya both admitted to the offence, due to which other hearings were avoided. The charges were levelled on-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Patrick Gustard, along with third umpire Nigel Duguid and fourth umpire Leslie Reifer.
The Indian captain said that the young team will make mistakes and aims to bounce back in the next four matches.
“We were right in the chase and quite comfortable there. We made some errors which cost us the game which is fine. A young team will make mistakes. We will grow together. Throughout the game, we were in control of the game which was the positive in this game. Good four games coming ahead,” Hardik said after the match.
IND vs WI 1st T20I Overview
Rovman Powell scored 48 runs in 32 deliveries and gave a captain look where West Indies scored 149 runs after the hosts opted to bat at the Brian Lara Stadium. With 37 runs needed off the 30 balls and six wickets in hands, India concluded their innings with 145, losing 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Jason Holder brought West Indies into the game by bowling the 16th over when Indian skipper Hardik Pandya sent out for 19 runs before Sanju Samson got run out on 12 runs. Arshdeep Singh had scored 12 runs in the 19th over in the circle while team India faced a narrow loss by 4 runs.