Sachin Tendulkar fined for Mumbai`s slow over rate

Mumbai: As if the loss to IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala was not enough, Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar was fined USD 20,000 for maintaining a slow over-rate during the match here.

"The IPL today advised that the Mumbai Indians have been fined for maintaining a slow over rate during last night`s DLF IPL match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Mumbai," said a statement which did not specify the amount that the team has been docked.

"At the end of the match, Mumbai Indians were assessed to be one over behind the required rate after allowances were taken into consideration.”

"Since it was Mumbai Indians first fence of the season, under the IPL`s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, the captain, Sachin Tendulkar, was fined USD 20,000," it added.

Mumbai went down by eight wickets against Kochi despite Tendulkar`s maiden Twenty20 century last night.