Dhoni and India team fined for slow over-rate in first Hambantota ODI

ICC Media Release

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the India team have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 21-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first One Day International held in Hambantota on Saturday (21 July).

The India side was ruled to be an over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration. As such, Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed a 20 per cent fine on Dhoni while each of his player received 10-per-cent-fines.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the code which relates to minor over-rate offences. The full text of the code can be found here.

The finding and penalty were imposed following a full disciplinary hearing.