India and England Dockeed 2 WTC Points Each For Slow Over Rate
India and England Dockeed 2 WTC Points Each For Slow Over Rate. Image Credits: Twitter

India and England have been penalized one WTC point each for slow over-rate during India vs England 1st Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. As a result, both the teams will be curtailed by 1 point each in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. The England vs India Test series is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.

The slow over-rate charges were laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire David Millns.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and England captain Joe Root pleaded guilty and accepted the slow-over rate charges laid by the match referee Chris Broad. Along with a deduction of 1 World Test Championship point for each team, every player will also be fined 20 percent of his match fees.

India vs England 2021
India vs England 2021 (Image Credit: Twitter)

India vs England 1st Test: Both Teams Penalised One WTC Point By ICC For Slow Over-Rate

In an official statement, ICC informed that both the teams are penalized for 1 point each in World Test Championship 2021-23 for slow-over rate. The statement also revealed about a 20 percent match-fee fine for each player of both teams.

“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,” ICC said in a release.

Indian Team
Indian Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 1st Test in Nottingham was the opening match of the 5-match Test series of ongoing India’s tour of England 2021. The match ended in a draw after the whole Day 5 was washed out due to rain. After the stumps of Day 4, India held a powerful situation in the match, needing 157 runs on the last day with 9 wickets in hand.

Earlier, India bowled out England for 183 in the first innings. In response, the Virat Kohli and boys put up 278 runs on the scoreboard. Bowling out England for 303 in the 2nd innings, India set up a target of 209 for themselves in the end. India reached 52-1 on Day 4 with Rohit Sharma (12) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12) on the crease.

Cheteshwar Puraja and Rohit Sharma
Cheteshwar Puraja and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Now, the Virat Kohli-led team will lock horns with Joe Root and company in India vs England 2nd Test at Lord’s in London. The India vs England 2nd Test match will commence on August 12 (Thursday).