India Penalised in ICC WTC: Docked 2 Points and Fined for Slow Over-rate

major setback for team india

The Indian team were fined 10% of their match fee as a result of maintaining a slow over-rate.

Vishal Singh Dec. 29, 2023

In a recent setback for the Indian cricket team, they faced a deduction of 2 points from the ICC World Test Championship table and a fine of 10% of their match fees due to maintaining a slow over-rate during a match against South Africa.

This decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) resulted from the team's failure to meet the required over-rate standards, which impacted their current status in the championship.

Penalty Imposed -

The penalty was imposed after the team's defeat in the Centurion Test, where they lost by 32 runs. In the initial Test of the two-match series at SuperSport Park in Centurion, India's team collapsed for 131 in 34.1 overs during their second innings, trailing by 163 runs in the first innings.

As a result of the deduction of points for the slow over-rate, Rohit Sharma and his team have now slid to the 6th position in the WTC 2023-25 points table, holding 14 points.

What Report Said?

According to an ICC report, Chris Broad from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Team India fell by two short of the required overs. The report stated, "As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, the players are fined 5% of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time."