Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate

Updated: 20 June 2009 11:44 IST

The Sri Lanka team has been fined for a slow over-rate during its 57-run victory against the West Indies in the semi-final of the World T20 at The Oval.

London:

The Sri Lanka team has been fined for a slow over-rate during its 57-run victory against the West Indies in the semi-final of the World Twenty20 at The Oval on Friday.

Match Referee Alan Hurst found that Kumar Sangakkara's was one over short of its target at the end of the West Indies innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with 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.

As such, Sangakkara was fined 10 per cent of his match fee while his players received five-per-cent fines.

The offence is contrary to Section J of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to slow over-rates. For such offences, the decision of the ICC match referee is final and binding.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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