WTC Final 2023: India and Australia have been fined by ICC for slow over rates

Australia and India have been fined for slow over rates during the ICC WTC Final 2023 at The Oval, London.
Slow over rates costed big fines for both teams (Image - Getty Images)
Slow over rates costed big fines for both teams (Image - Getty Images)

Australia defeated India by 209 runs in the WTC Final 2023 at the Oval, London. India lost their second straight defeat in the World Test Championship Final. Not only they got defeated but they also have been fined. It was confirmed shortly after the end of the match that India will lose all of their match fees for their slow over rate. Australia were also docked 80 percent of their match fees.

India were ruled to be five overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. Australia were found to be four overs short. According to the Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Shubman Gill will also face a sanction. He appeared to criticise the decision to give him out on the fourth day of the WTC Final 2023. He breached article 2.7 which relates to public criticism or inappropriate comment related to an incident occurring in an international match. The young opener was fined 15% of his match fee. It means he will have to pay the money back as part of his punishment given he has effectively incurred 115% of match fees in fines.

Television umpire Richard Kettleborough adjudged that a catch by Cameron Green to remove Gill had been taken cleanly. Gill took to social media later in the day to make a post that appeared to question the decision.

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