WI vs IND: Penalty imposed on India and West Indies

The ICC these days is strictly against slow bowling. For this, the ICC also imposes fines on the teams. In the recently concluded Ashes series also we saw that both England and Australia (ENG vs AUS) suffered due to slow bowling. At the same time, in the first T20 match between West Indies and India (WI vs IND), both the teams bowled at a slow pace, due to which they had to keep the extra fielder within 30 yards during the match and also faced the penalty. It was lying

India and West Indies fined

The Indian men’s cricket team has been fined 5% of its match fee for being one over behind during the match. At the same time, the West Indies cricket team has been fined 10% of the match fee for being 2 overs behind during the first T20 match.

The ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, Richie Richardson, handed out the punishment to Hardik Pandya and Rovman Powell after discussing the matter with their teams. According to the ICC report, Pandya and Powell have accepted the punishment. Therefore, now there is no need for a formal hearing in this matter. On-field umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Patrick Gustard, third umpire Nigel Duguid and fourth umpire Leslie Reifer also appreciated the match referee’s punishment.

Let us tell you that the first match of the five-match ODI series was played between India and West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. In this match, West Indies decided to bat first after winning the toss, and scored 149 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing this score, the Indian team did not have a good start, and eventually the team could only manage 145 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 4 runs.

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