Sri Lanka have been fined 40 per cent of their match charges for sustaining a gradual over-rate in opposition to the West Indies within the third ODI in Antigua, the ICC mentioned on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka was additionally reprimanded for giving a send-off to Nicholas Pooran within the match on Sunday which the West Indies gained by 5 wickets.
Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Dimuth Karunaratne’s facet was dominated to be two overs wanting the goal after time allowances have been considered.
“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Gamers and Participant Help Personnel, which pertains to minimal over-rate offences, gamers are fined 20 per cent of their match charges for each over their facet fails to bowl within the allotted time,” the ICC mentioned in an announcement.
“As well as, as per Article 12.9.1 of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League Taking part in Situations, a facet is penalised one level for every over quick. Consequently, Sri Lanka will lose two factors from their factors tally in the course of the Tremendous League,” it added.
Karunaratne pleaded responsible to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no want for a proper listening to.
Gunathilaka has been reprimanded for breaching Degree 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct throughout the identical match.
Gunathilaka was discovered to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Gamers and Participant Help Personnel, which pertains to “utilizing language, actions or gestures which disparage or which may provoke an aggressive response from a batter upon his/her dismissal throughout an Worldwide Match.”
“Along with this, one demerit level has been added to the disciplinary file of Gunathilaka, for whom it was the primary offence in a interval of 24 months,” the ICC mentioned.
The incident occurred within the 35th over of West Indies’ innings, when Gunathilaka used inappropriate language in the direction of Pooran upon his dismissal.
Gunathilaka admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by the match referee and as such, there was no want for a proper listening to.
On-field umpires Joel Wilson and Leslie Reifer, third umpire Gregory Brathwaite and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid levelled the costs.