Word Test Championship 2023: India and England Both Lose WTC Points Due To Slow Over Rate
The five-match series between England and India marked the second round of the ICC Test Championship 2021-23. In the first match of the event, both the teams had to pay a fine due to the slow over-rate. The International Cricket Council has fined England and India 40 percent of the match fee and lose two WTC 2023 Points due to the slow over-rate.
The two teams were supposed to score four points in the points system of the second edition of the ICC Test Championship. However, due to the slow over-rate, the two teams have been cut by two points. The ICC confirmed the information in a statement on Wednesday (August 11th).
In the Trent Bridge Test, both teams had a majority of pacers in the XI. As a result, neither team could finish the over in the allotted time. That is why the two teams have fallen into the trap of slow over-rate.
According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct, a penalty of 20 percent per innings is levied if the bowling is not completed within the stipulated time. He was fined 40 percent for having a slow over-rate in both innings.
Also, according to the ICC Test Championship Code of Conduct, 1 point is deducted per innings due to a slow over-rate. Both the innings have been cut by 2 points due to the slow over-rate.
On-field umpires Michael Goff and Richard Kettleborough and other match officials complained of slow over rates at the end of the Trentbridge Test. Match referee Chris Broad handed down the punishment at the end of the formal hearing.
Due to the slow over-rate, both the teams may have problems in cutting the points. Australia lost four points in the Melbourne Test against India in the first round of the ICC Test Championship 2023. As a result, Australia could not play in the final.