India Penalised WTC Points For Slow Over Rate In 5th Test vs England, Drop Below Pakistan In The Table
India Penalised WTC Points For Slow Over Rate In 5th Test vs England, Drop Below Pakistan In The Table

India National Cricket Team have been penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fifth and final Test match of the series against England National Cricket Team at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.

India lost the Edgbaston Test against England by 7 wickets after the hosts chased down 378 runs in the 4th innings, which is the highest successful run-chase by England in the history of Test cricket and the highest successful run-chase at the Edgbaston Birmingham.

Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Stokes
Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Stokes. (Photo: Twitter)

Along with the points penalty, Jasprit Bumrah-led India National Cricket Team have been fined 40% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Edgbaston Test against Ben Stokes-led England.

Meanwhile, after being penalised India have slipped down to the fourth spot in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 standings, below Pakistan National Cricket Team.

India National Cricket Team, after facing the points penalty, have 52.08 World Test Championship percentage points and Pakistan National Cricket Team have 52.38 World Test Championship percentage points.

India Fined 40% Match Fee For Slow Over-rate

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah PC- Twitter

In an official statement released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, July 5, it was stated that India fell short by two overs after time allowances were taken into consideration, as a result, they have been fined 40% of their match fee.

“According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee 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 (WTC) playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short,” ICC said in an official media release on Tuesday.

“Since India fell short by two overs after time allowances were taken into consideration, they were docked two WTC points. David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after on-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth umpire Alex Wharf levelled the charge,” ICC further elaborated.

Cheteshwar Pujara (Image Credits: Twitter)
Cheteshwar Pujara (Image Credits: Twitter)

Meanwhile, the five-match Test series between India National Cricket Team and England National Cricket Team ended in a 2-2 draw and India failed to win their first Test series in England since 2007.

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