WTC Points Table: In what came as a shocking result for all the Indian fans, Jasprit Bumrah and Co. suffered a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of England in the rescheduled fifth Test match in Birmingham. With that defeat, the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw.
To pile further misery on India’s ambitions, the team have been docked 2 points and fined 40 per cent of the match fee for a slow over-rate offence in the game. They were deemed to be two overs short of their target by match referee David Boon, who enforced the sanction on the team.
For those of you who don’t know, this is the third occasion when team India got penalized for an over-rate transgression in the World Test Championship cycle that led to docked points. First, they were docked two points in Nottingham and another point in Centurion. Now, they have docked two more points, which makes a total of five deducted points to their name.
Due to the deducted points, India now sits at the number four position on the table. Pakistan, who were at number four, has taken the number three spot, while Australia and South Africa hold first and second positions respectively.
As far as percentage points are concerned, India currently is fourth with 52.08. Percentage points are calculated based on actual points divided by total points which are on offer and multiplied by 100.
“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 fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the ICC said in a statement.
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“In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short. Consequently, two WTC points have been deducted from India’s points total.”
India stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.