IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli very upset with 2 WTC point penalty, says ‘Points are very crucial, we’re not too pleased’

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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Virat Kohli very upset with 2 WTC point penalty, says ‘Points are very crucial, we’re not too pleased’ – England and India have been docked two World Test Championship points after maintaining slow over-rates in the 1st Test Trent Bridge. Apart from that, both skippers Virat Kohli & Joe Root have been fined 40 per cent of their match fees.

Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after both sides were ruled to be two overs short of their targets after time allowances were taken into consideration.

“Yeah, that is right. As a team, we are not pleased that we lost those two points because of the slow over-rate. That factor is in our control, we made up a few overs and we were just short by two overs in the end,” said Kohli during a virtual press conference.

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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: “Basically, we have to keep up with the pace of the game. You do not want to be too far behind in the game that you are not able to make up overs. As you said, points are very very crucial,” he added.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. 

In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Captains Joe Root and Virat Kohli pleaded guilty and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for formal hearings.

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On-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Richard Illingworth and fourth umpire David Millns levelled the charges.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: The first Test between India and England ended in a draw after rain played spoilsport on the final day of the Test. The visitors looked set for victory, needing 157 runs to win on the final day, with nine wickets in hand, but the weather gods had something else in mind.

England and India will now lock horns in the second Test beginning Thursday at the Lord’s Cricket Ground

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