DUBAI: India were fined 40 per cent of their match fee on Tuesday and penalized two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham.
England won the match by seven wickets to level the series 2-2. The series extended to this year due to COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp last year.

ICC match referee David Boon imposed the penalty after India were ruled two overs from goal after time allowances were taken into consideration.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum overstatement offences, players are fined 20% of their match fee for every player on their side who does not play within the allotted time,” the ICC said in a statement.

“Additionally, in accordance with Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Playing Conditions, a team is penalized one point for each short circuit. Therefore, two WTC points were deducted from India’s points total.”
India Alternate Captain Jasprit Bumrah pleaded guilty to the offense and agreed to the proposed penalty, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field referees Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleboroughthird referee Erasmus of the Marais and fourth referee Alex Wharf leveled the charge.

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