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West Indies cop fine for slow over-rate against India in first ODI
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West Indies cop fine for slow over-rate against India in first ODI

West Indies players have been fined 80% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI in Chennai on Sunday.

The visitors were found guilty of being four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration by the match officials.

David Boon, part of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, then imposed the sanction on the Kieron Pollard-led side.

Pollard accepted the punishment, requiring no need for a formal hearing to protest the charge.

Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel states that "minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time".

Contrary to the earlier rules in place, which entailed penalising the skipper more heavily compared to his teammates, all West Indies players have to pay an equal amount of fine.

On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Shaun George, third umpire Rodney Tucker and fourth umpire Anil Chaudhary had levelled the charge.

West Indies won the contest by a significant margin courtesy of centuries from Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer as they chased down 288 with 13 balls to spare.

The second ODI will take place in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.