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.