The Indian cricket team was fined for their slow over-rate in the fifth T20 against New Zealand. The team has yet again been fined for their slow over-rate in the first one-day international against New Zealand held on 5th of February.

The team has maintained a slow over-rate in three consecutive matches and 80% of their match fees has been deducted.

As per 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% of their fee for every over their side fails to bowl within the stipulated time.

Earlier Indian skipper Virat Kohli had pleaded guilty to this offence and had accepted the repercussions. There has been no need for an official hearing as the Indian skipper accepted the violations. In the fourth T20 against New Zealand, 40% of the match fee was deducted while in the fifth T20, 20% of the match fee was deducted. As this was a third consecutive violation of the rule and India were three over short of the target, 80% deduction has been made in the match fee.

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