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.
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)
"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.