West Indies Fined 20% Match Fees For Slow Over-Rate In 1st T20I vs India

West Indies fined 20% match fees for slow overspeed in 1st T20I© AFP

The West Indies have been fined 20 percent of their match money for maintaining a slow overload in the first T20I against India in Trinidad on Friday, ICC confirmed in a press release. Richie Richardson of the ICC Elite panel of match referees imposed the sanction after the West Indies were judged as short of goal after the time allotted was taken into account.

“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which pertains to minimum overload violations, players will be fined 20 percent of their match money for each time their side does not bowl within the allotted time.”, according to the official release.

Captain Nicholas Pooran pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so a formal hearing was not necessary.

On-field umpires Leslie Reifer and Nigel Duguid, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Patrick Gustard equalized the attack.

India captain Rohit Sharma had good contacts in the first T20I against the West Indies and he played 64 runs off just 44 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. Over the course of these innings, Rohit surpassed New Zealand batter Martin Guptill to become the leading runscorer in the men’s T20Is.

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Speaking of the first T20I between India and the West Indies, the former batted first, posting 190/6 in 20 overs. Rohit played a 64-run knockout while Dinesh Karthik played an undefeated 41-run knock-off from just 19 balls using 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Ball in hand, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi each returned by two wickets as India recorded a 68-point win after narrowing the West Indies to 122/8 in 20 overs.

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