India, Sri Lanka fined for slow over rates

Updated: 04 March 2008 08:58 IST

Both India and Sri Lanka were fined for bowling their overs too slowly during their cricket tri-series match in Adelaide.

Dubai:

Both India and Sri Lanka were fined for bowling their overs too slowly during their cricket tri-series match in Adelaide.

ICC Match Referee Jeff Crowe imposed the fines after India was found to be one over and Sri Lanka two overs short in Tuesday's match.

The decision was reached after various time allowances were taken into consideration, an ICC release said on Wednesday.

According to the ICC Code of Conduct regulations governing over rate penalties, players are fined five 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.

Hence, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 10 per cent of his match fee with each of his players receiving five per cent fines while Mahela Jayawardene was fined 20 per cent of his match fee and each of his players receiving 10 per cent fines.

Crowe commented that the over rates in the tri-series had left much to be desired.

"The over-rates for all teams in this series so far have been pedestrian at times with teams failing to complete their full quota of overs in the stipulated time on several occasions.

"Allowances and early finishes have meant players have been fortunate to escape fines in previous matches and this is an area that all the sides need to give further attention to and improve upon," the former New Zealand captain said.

"I will also talk to all the teams in the series before their next matches to remind them of their responsibilities," he added.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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