The captain of Sri Lanka Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the next two matches fter being found guilty of a serious over-rate offence in Saturday’s match against Bangladesh in Colombo.
Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Chandimal’s side was ruled to be four overs short of their target when time allowances were taken into consideration.
According to Article 2.5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players, which relates to serious over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for the first two overs and 20 per cent per additional over their side failed to bowl in the allotted time, while the captain receives two suspension points.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has also received a 20 per cent fine of his match fee, while each of his players have received 10 per cent fines after their side was ruled to be one over short. This was as per Article 2.5.1, which deals with minor over-rate offences.
If Bangladesh commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Mahmudullah as captain, it will be deemed as a second offence by Mahmudullah and he will face suspension.
As a result of suspension of two matches, Chandimal will miss the matches against India and Bangladesh respectively.