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India fined 60% for slow over rate in 1st ODI against New Zealand


India was fined heavily for a poor over rate in the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad on January 18. After time allowances, match referee Javagal Srinath found the Blues three overs behind.

Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel penalises players 20% of their match fees for every over the side bowls after the contest ends.

Rohit Sharma accepted the accusations from on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan, and Jayaraman Madanagopal. No formal hearing was needed.

The rule to add a fielder inside the 30-yard circle, already in place for the shortest format, will be adopted following the ODI Super League. Given the tight battle and Michael Bracewell’s combative form, the field change rule would have put the Men in Blue in significant jeopardy.

The hosts won by 12 runs and led the three-match series 1-0. On Saturday, January 21, they’ll play at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium.

Team India has been caught repeatedly slowing the over rate.

Team India struggles to break the slow over rate habit. The violation’s point punishment in the World Test Championship (WTC) has already hurt the team.
Slow over rates in ODIs do not affect Super League points. However, Team India consistently breaks the regulations, including a fine of 80% of their match fee in December 2022’s first ODI against Bangladesh.

They were fined 20% of their match fees for poor over rates in the first ODI against the West Indies in August 2022.

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