Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka's stand-in skipper Upul Tharanga handed two-match suspension for slow over-rate

AFP, Jun, 04 2017

London: Sri Lanka stand-in captain Upul Tharanga is banned for the next two Champions Trophy matches due to a slow over-rate in Saturday's opening loss to South Africa.

The suspension, handed down by the ICC after Sri Lanka's 96 run Group B defeat at The Oval, rules Tharanga out of the match against India at The Oval on 8 June and Pakistan in Cardiff on 12 June.

File image o Upul Tharanga. AFP

File image o Upul Tharanga. AFP

Sri Lanka fell foul of the rules after they took four hours and seven minutes to finish their overs during the South African innings.

ICC rules stipulate that teams should finish their 50 overs within three-and-a-half hours.

Along with Tharanga's ban, Sri Lanka players were fined 10 percent of their match fees for the first two overs and 20 percent of their match fees for the additional overs their side failed to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain also receiving two suspension points, the ICC said in a statement.

Tharanga pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, the statement added.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar, TV umpire Paul Reiffel and fourth official Bruce Oxenford.

Published Date: Jun 04, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 04, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115