Indian team fined for slow over-rate
by Icc Media Release
DateLine: 30th March 2007
The India team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 69-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match played in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on 23 March.
Match referee Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fines after Rahul Dravidís side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the scheduled finish of the Sri Lanka innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five per cent 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, Dravid has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players have each received five per cent fines.
The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.
The full ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Officials can be found at: http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/rules/code-of-conduct-for-players-and-officials.pdf