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India docked one WTC point for slow over-rate



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Indian cricket team has been docked one ICC World Test Championship (WTC) point for slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa.

The players were also fined 20% of their match fee. The sanctions were imposed by match referee Andy Pycroft. The umpires for the Test were Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele, had turned the charge and India captain Virat Kohli accepted the offence and sanction.

In accordance with 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 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, the ICC said in a statement.

In addition, as per Article 16.11 of the ICC Men's World Test Championship Playing Conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short.

India had also lost two WTC points in August 2021 for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Nottingham Test. Losing points over over-rate offences could prove costly in the run to the WTC final, which will be in 2023.

India beat South Africa by 113 runs at the SuperSport Park, a win that ended the hosts' seven-match winning streak and inflicted their only third defeat at the venue.