Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Chairman of Team India’s fine committee

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Chairman of Team India’s fine committee

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Arun S Kaimal

07/17/2016

After new coach Anil Kumble implemented a $50 fine system for anyone coming late, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar revealed on Saturday that he is the Chairman of the fine committee. Cheteshwar Pujara is the fine collector, while opener Shikhar Dhawan has been given the duty of handling appeals.

Anil Kumble had introduced a $50 fine system in the Indian team for anyone coming late for the bus and the meetings. To add more seriousness to the rule, a fine committee has been formed with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the Chairman. Speaking to bcci.tv, the pacer revealed more about the working of the committee.

"We have a Fine Committee now. It's mostly related to punctuality. Some rules are there - if you are not on time for something, then you have to give a fine. I'm the chairman, Cheteshwar Pujara will collect the fines, and Shikhar (Dhawan) will take the appeals of those who feel they've been fined wrongly, “said Bhuvneshwar to bcci.tv.

We have a Fine Committee now. It's mostly related to punctuality. Some rules are there - if you are not on time for something, then you have to give a fine."

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He also added that the rule is going through a trial run currently and whatever the money they will collect will go to charity.

"We've had a trial run so far, but the committee's work actually started yesterday. No one has been fined yet. It's difficult to say who will give the most fines, it depends on punctuality and a lot of other things. Whatever we collect, it will go to charity. We have not yet decided which charity and so on, but that will be decided soon,” the 26-year-old told bcci.tv.

India will start their first Test match of the four-match series against West Indies on July 21. 

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