Dhoni and Indian team fined for slow over-rate

  • PTI, Hambantota
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  • Updated: Jul 22, 2012 14:52 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) shakes hands with Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene after India won the first One Day International cricket match in Hambantota. (Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte)

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 20% of his match fee while his teammates were docked 10% of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Hambantota.

"India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the India team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 21-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first One Day International held in Hambantota on Saturday," the ICC said in a statement.

The India side was ruled to be an over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. Match referee Chris Broad imposed a 20% fine on Dhoni while each of his player received 10%-fines.

"The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The finding and penalty were imposed following a full disciplinary hearing," the statement said.

India won the first match by 21 runs on Saturday night.


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