India National Cricket Team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series against West Indies National Cricket Team at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday, July 22.

India won the nail-biting first ODI against West Indies by just three runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Losing the toss and batting first, they were able to score 308/7. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer were the top-3 performers for India in the batting department.

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Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: Twitter)

Chasing the target, Kyle Mayers and Brandon King batted brilliantly and smashed stunning half-centuries. West Indies needed 15 runs off the last over, which was bowled by Mohammed Siraj, to complete the run-chase. However, they fell four runs short of a victory.

India National Cricket Team captain Shikhar Dhawan was awarded Player of the Match for his sensational 97 runs knock in the match.

Slow Over-rate Has Seen India Cop A 20 Per Cent Fine Of Their Match Fees – ICC

India's Shikhar Dhawan. PC- AFP
Shikhar Dhawan. PC- AFP

In an official statement released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday, July 24, it was stated that the Shikhar Dhawan-led side have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first ODI.

“A slow over rate in the first ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain has seen India cop a 20 per cent fine of their match fees. India’s skipper Shikhar Dhawan pleaded guilty to the offence and avoided a hearing.

“The sanction was imposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees after India fell one over short of the target after time allowances.

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“According to the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the players will be fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” ICC stated in an official media release on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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