Fines imposed on India and Australia for slow overrate in WTC Final

In a recent development, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has penalized both India and Australia for maintaining a slow overrate during the World Test Championship (WTC) final held at the Oval. Australia has been fined 80 percent of their match fee, while India has received a 100 percent fine for the same offense.

As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, teams are expected to maintain a minimum overrate during a match. For every over a team fails to bowl within the allotted time, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee. Australia was found to be four overs short, resulting in an 80 percent fine, while India fell five overs behind, leading to a 100 percent fine.