London [UK]: Indian batter Shubman Gill will face sanction for his criticism of the umpire's decision over his dismissal on the fourth day of the World Test Championship final while Australia and India have been handed out big fines for maintaining a slow over-rate during the title match. India was outmanoeuvred by Australia in the big match and lost by 209 runs at The Oval on Sunday.
It was confirmed after the conclusion of the match on Sunday that India will lose all of their match fees for slow over rate and Australia would face a fine of 80 per cent of their match fees for the same reason. 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.
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 and India have been hit with big fines for slow over rates during the ICC World Test Championship Final at The Oval. India slipped to defeat on day five of the WTC Final, losing by 209 runs to an inspired Australia in south London," ICC said in a release "And 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," it added.
ICC said that Shubman Gill has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Gill was found to have breached Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match."
In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Gill's disciplinary record for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period.
"The incident occurred after the fourth day's play when Gill criticised the umpiring decision for his dismissal in the second innings of the match on social media. Gill accepted the sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing," ICC said.
ICC decision means Gill will have to pay the money back as he has effectively incurred 115 per cent of match fees in fines.
Television umpire Richard Kettleborough adjudged that a catch by Cameron Green to remove Gill had been taken cleanly.
Gill took to social media later in the day to make a post that appeared to question the decision.
With their win over India in the ITC final, Australia made history by becoming the first team to clinch all major ICC trophies.