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India fined for maintaining slow over-rate in 2nd Test

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday fined 60% of his match fee while his teammates were docked 30% each for maintaining a slow over-rate during the drawn second Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown.

cricket Updated: Jul 06, 2011 12:08 IST

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday fined 60% of his match fee while his teammates were docked 30% each for maintaining a slow over-rate during the drawn second Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown.

ICC match referee Chris Broad imposed the fines after Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

"As such, Dhoni was fined 60% of his match fee while his players received 30% fines," an ICC statement said.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences.

"The penalty was accepted by India without contest so there was no need for a hearing," the statement added.