India Fined 20 Percent of Match Fee For Slow Over Rate in Second ODI Match Against West Indies 2022
India faced West Indies in the second ODI at Port of Spain. Winning the match also confirmed the series win. The Indian team heard the bad news during that match. The entire India cricket team Fined 20 Percent of Match Fee For Slow Over Rate in the first ODI against the West Indies 2022.
On Sunday (July 24), India entered the field in the third ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies. Having won the first match, India’s aim was to secure the series win. However, during the match, the ICC informed that the entire team was fined 20 percent of the match fee for not being able to finish the bowling at the scheduled time in the first match.
Batting first, Shikhar Dhawan’s team scored 308 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series on Friday (July 22). Chasing that target, the Caribbean stopped at 305 runs. In that match, the Indian team lost one over in the allotted time.
Therefore, as per clause 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct, the Indian team was fined 20 percent of the match fee. At the end of the first ODI, the umpires complained to the match referee against the Indian team. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan was summoned to the hearing of that complaint. However, a formal hearing was not required to admit the allegations.
However, the ICC’s announcement of punishment has been tainted by the Indian team’s victory. Shikhar Dhawan’s team secured the series win by winning the match by 2 wickets in the second ODI. With this, West Indies lost two consecutive ODI series at home.