WTC Final: Team India docked 100% match fees, Gill penalised additional 15% for questioning umpire

While Shubman Gill was docked an additional 15 per cent for criticising the umpire’s decision to rule him out in a controversial third umpire call in the second innings at The Oval.

The Australian players, who emerged victorious with 209 runs in London, were also fined 80 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during the marquee clash.

“It was confirmed shortly after the conclusion of the match on Sunday’s final day that India will lose all of their match fees for their slow over rate, with Australia also docked 80 per cent of their match fees.

“By 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,” the ICC said in a statement on Monday (June 12).

The fines were imposed after India were ruled to be five overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, while Australia were found to be four overs short.

Indian players, who are part of the playing XI earn Rs 15 lakh per Test while the reserve players get Rs 7.5 lakhs each. Gill was found guilty of “breaching article 2.7 which relates to public criticism or inappropriate comment about 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 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 listless Rohit Sharma & Co. lost seven wickets before lunch on the fifth and final day on Sunday to suffer a crushing defeat and lose the second straight WTC Final.

(With PTI inputs)

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