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Bravo, WI fined for slow over rate
DUBAI (CMC): Captain Dwayne Bravo will forfeit 40 per cent of his match fee after West Indies were fined for a slow over rate during the second one-day International against India in New Delhi on Saturday. International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee, Jeff Crowe, imposed the fines after the Caribbean side were ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
The Windies players, meanwhile, will part with 20 per cent of their match fee for the breach.
According to ICC regulations governing minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
If Bravo is found guilty of another minor over-rate offence in ODIs over the next 12 months, he will receive a one-match suspension.
West Indies lost the game at the third ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium by 48 runs, after collapsing to 215 all out in pursuit of 264 for victory.
The five-match series is level 1-1.
F1 drivers send support to injured driver Bianchi
SOCHI, Russia (AP): Formula One drivers united yesterday to send a message of support to their injured colleague Jules Bianchi, who is fighting for his life following an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix one week ago.
The 21 drivers gathered together shortly before the start of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on the grid and were joined by Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and international federation president Jean Todt. They stood behind the words "Jules, we are all supporting you" inscribed into the grid.
Earlier, the entire Ferrari team sent a message of encouragement to Bianchi.
The two Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, flanked team chief Alberto Mattiacci behind a sign reading "Forza Jules" (Go Jules).
Bianchi suffered a severe head injury when his Marussia car skidded off the wet course at Suzuka and ploughed into a tractor recovering another car that crashed out at the same spot one lap earlier. His condition is critical.
Bianchi, a Frenchman, drives for Marussia, but is a member of Ferrari's young drivers academy.