West Indies and Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

West Indies and Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

3 July 2019 11:20 am

International Cricket Council (ICC) issuing a media release said West Indies and Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Cricket World Cup match in Durham on Monday (1). Sri Lanka won the match by 23 runs.

This fine has been imposed in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences.

According to the ICC Code of Conduct, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, and the captain fined double that amount.

Accordingly, West Indies team captain Jason Holder has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while other members of the team have received 20 per cent fines.

Sri Lanka team captain Dimuth Karunarathne has also been fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while other members of the team have received 20 per cent fines.

If either West Indies or Sri Lanka commit another minor over-rate breach in an ODI within 12 months of this offence with Holder or Karunarathne as captain, it will be deemed a second offence and they will face a suspension, ICC added.

According to ICC, since both Holder and Karunarathne pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the proposed sanctions, there was no need for formal hearings.

On-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Sundaram Ravi and fourth umpire Rod Tucker leveled the charges.

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