West Indies Fined for a Slow Over-rate

West Indies Fined for a Slow Over-rate

West Indies Fined for a Slow Over-rate

After bowling four overs short in the allotted time during the ODI against India, the Windies were fined.

The West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their ODI match against India in Chennai. David Boon of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees fined them after they were ruled to be four overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into account.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, 'players are fined 20% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time’. Because of this, the team has been fined 80% of their match fee.

Kieron Pollard admitted to the offence after the match. He accepted the proposed sanctions against him and his team making a formal hearing unnecessary. On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Shaun George, third umpire Rodney Tucker and fourth umpire Anil Chaudhary levelled the charge.

Nevertheless, one cannot ignore West Indies’ efforts and performances during the match. They were able to restrict India to less than 300 runs. 287 could have looked a daunting target for any other team, but not for them. Batting under the lights, Shimron Hetmyer, along with Shai Hope, took full advantage. Both batsmen scored centuries to leave India in ruins. West Indies chased down the target in the 48th over of the innings itself with as many as eight wickets in hand.

The second ODI between the two teams is set to take place in Visakhapatnam. India has odds of -303.03 while the West Indies has odds of +250. To find out more about India’s and West Indies’ upcoming matches, visit Betwala’s page.

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