Eng vs Ind: England, India docked 2 WTC points each for slow over-rates

London: England and India have been fined 40 per cent of their match fees and penalised two ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points each for maintaining slow over-rates in the first Test in Nottingham, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday (August 11).

Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after both sides were ruled to be two overs short of their targets after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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For drawn matches, both teams receive four points each in the WTC. For a win, a team gets 12 points and a tie sees both sides getting six points apiece.

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 fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short.

Captains Joe Root and Virat Kohli pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.

On-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire David Millns levelled the charges.

The first Test at Trent Bridge ended in a draw. The second contest in the five-match series starts tomorrow (August 12) at Lord’s.

WTC Standings can be seen here

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