Cape Town:The Indian team has been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for slow over-rate during the second innings against South Africa in the third and last Test in Cape Town.
In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
Match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Accordingly Dhoni was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his players received 30-per-cent fines. If Dhoni is found guilty of two further minor over-rate offences in Tests over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension as per the provisions of the ICC Code of Conduct.
There will be no hearing of the same as Dhoni accepted the penalty without contest.