India have been fined 80 percent of their match fee for maintaining slow over-rate in the first ODI against New Zealand at Hamilton. This is their third successive over-rate offence.
According to the match referee, Chris Broad, India were four overs short of the target in the first ODI. Previously, in more than five years, India have gone without committing an over-rate offence.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli accepted the charges which meant there was no need for a formal hearing. Earlier, India lost the first ODI by four wickets. The second ODI of the three-match series will be played on February 8.