Team India players lose INR 4.8 lakh each for slow over-rate in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh

India captain Rohit Sharma pled guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

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India have been fined 80 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Bangladesh in the first ODI in Mirpur on Sunday.

Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India were ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.22* of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

India captain Rohit Sharma pled guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Michael Gough and Tanvir Ahmed, third umpire Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid and fourth umpire Gazi Sohel levelled the charge.

Meanwhile, visitors India lost the low-scoring encounter by one wicket as Bangladesh chased the target on the back of a dramatic 10th wicket alliance between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman, with the former scoring a valiant 38 off 39 to help his team across the line in the 187-run chase after being reduced to 136/9 at one stage.

*Minimum Over Rate Offences: Failure by a fielding team participating in an International Match to meet the Minimum Over Rate requirements contained in Appendix 2 constitutes a “Minimum Over Rate Offence” under this Code of Conduct by each of the Players in that fielding team.

NOTE: Subjective intent on behalf of the fielding team, or any member thereof, to waste time is not required. It is sufficient to establish that the Minimum Over Rate was not met. To avoid liability under this offence the fielding team would need to establish, on the balance of probabilities, that the shortfall was due to factors beyond their control and that the time allowances permitted by the Match Officials in calculating the required over rate were not sufficient. The presence or absence of subjective intent and the extent of the shortfall shall be relevant in relation to the issue of penalty.