The Eoin Morgan-led England Cricket Team has been fined 20 percent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fourth T20I against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Former Indian pacer and the Emirates ICC Panel Of Match Referees, Javagal Srinath, imposed the sanction after on-field officials Nitin Menon, Ananthapadmanabhan, and third umpire Virendar Sharma leveled the charge.
The Eoin Morgan-led unit was found guilty of being one over short of the target after all the time allowances were taken into consideration.
According to Article 2.22 of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Staff Personnel which relates to over-rate offenses, each player is fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over that their side fails to bowl within the stipulated time.
England captain Eoin Morgan accepted the charges, thereby ruling out the need for a formal hearing.
The over-rates from both sides in this series have been appalling, to say the least. After the second T20I, Team India was reprimanded for failing to bowl their overs within the allotted time and, as a result, were fined 20 percent of their match fees.
Meanwhile, India, thanks to brilliant knocks from Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer, and outstanding bowling effort by Shardul Thakur and Hardik Pandya won the fourth T20I by eight runs to enforce a decider in the five-match series. The decider will be played on Sunday in Ahmedabad.