Just after leveling the three-match T20I series, the Indian women's cricket team was, on Monday, fined 20 percent of its match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against England. On Sunday, the spin duo of Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma scripted India's dramatic comeback with tidy death over spells that helped the visitors level the series with an eight-run win.
According to an ICC release, match referee Phil Whitticase imposed the sanction after Harmanpreet Kaur's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
"In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," the ICC release said.
Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Ian Blackwell and Paul Baldwin, third umpire Sue Redfern, and fourth umpire Tim Robinson leveled the charge.