After the incredible defeat in the first ODI against Bangladesh, the Indian cricket team got big bad news. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined 80 percent of its match fees to each member of the team for maintaining a slow over-rate.
India’s cricket matches against Bangladesh are always jam-packed. The body language of the two teams is different on the field or off the field. In the battle for the status of the two neighbors, Bangladesh had lost several matches in recent times on the verge of victory. However, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman turned history around on Sunday (December 4). The Tigers have won incredibly. And in addition to losing this match, India is facing a big punishment due to slow over-rate.
In a statement on Monday( December 5), the ICC confirmed the fine of the Indian cricketers. Each member of the team has been fined 80 percent of the match fee for slow over-rate.
According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Players’ Code of Conduct, cricketers are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over of a slow overrate. In the match against Bangladesh, India was 4 overs behind the normal overrate. So the cricketers are being fined 80 percent of the match fee.
Ranjan Madugalle, the referee of the match, accused India of a slow over-rate. There was no need for a formal hearing as India captain Rohit Sharma admitted the mistake.
It is to be noted that India was all out for 186 runs after losing the toss in the first ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Bangladesh, who lost the ninth wicket for 136 runs in reply, won the match by 1 wicket, riding on Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s 38 off 39 balls.