Sri Lanka Fined 40 Percent of Match Fee for Slow Over Rate Against Australia T20 Series 2022
Sri Lanka could not take advantage of the first two T20s against Australia at home. After losing by 10 wickets in the first match, they lost by 3 wickets in the second match. After the loss in the 2nd match, the Sri Lankan camp heard another bad news. Sri Lanka has been fined 40 percent of the match fee for slow over rate in the 2nd T20 against Australia 2022.
ICC Elite Panel match referee Ranjan Madugalle fined Dasun Shanakar’s team. Sri Lanka bowled less than 2 overs in the allotted time. According to the ICC Code of Conduct 2.22, a penalty of 20 per cent (match fee) will be levied for shortening each over within the stipulated time.
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Sri Lankan limited overs cricket captain Dasun Shanaka has admitted the allegations and accepted the punishment. So there was no need for a formal hearing. Onfield umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Pragit Rambukwela, third umpire Lyndon Hannibal and fourth umpire Ruchira Paliyagurug were charged and the match referee punished them.
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