WTC final: India, Australia lose match fees as ICC imposes fine for maintaining slow over rate

Gill penalised an additional 15 pc for questioning umpire

India vs Australia test (File) Australia's Scott Boland, right celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of India's Ravindra Jadeja | AP

Team India will lose 100 per cent of its match fees and Australia 80 per cent for maintaining slow over rates during the World Test Championship on Sunday. The ICC also sanctioned Indian batsman Shubman Gill for questioning the umpire's decision to give him out on the fourth day of the Test.

A statement from ICC said, “India was ruled to be five overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, while Australia was found to be four overs short. In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.” 

Australia won the match by 209 runs in London on Sunday. Indian players, who are part of the playing XI earn Rs 15 lakh per Test while the reserve players get Rs 7.5 lakh each.

Shubman Gill will face a further fine of 15 per cent for questioning umpire's decision. He was found “breaching article 2.7 which relates to public criticism or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match." 

During India's second innings, television umpire Richard Kettleborough had adjudged a catch by Cameron Green to remove Gill had been taken cleanly. However, after the day's play, the youngster had posted a TV screen grab of the replay in which the ball seemed to be touching the ground.

Chasing a mammoth 444 in the second innings, a lacklustre India lost seven wickets before lunch on the fifth and final day on Sunday to suffer the crushing defeat. 

(With PTI inputs.)

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