The Indian team has been fined 80 percent of their match fees after the first one-day international against New Zealand for maintaining a slow over-rate. The sanction imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) is the third consecutive time that India have committed the over-rate offence.
Virat Kohli’s had their match fees deducted in the last two T20Is of the five-match series against New Zealand as well. They copped a 40 percent fine following the fourth T20I against the Black Caps and had 20 percent of the match fees subtracted in the final T20I clash under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.
Kohli accepted the charge following India’s four-wicket defeat to New Zealand in Hamilton, requiring no formal hearing. India went over five years without doing an over-rate offence and have now done this in three successive games.