Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal fined half match-fee for throwing the ball at Zimbabwe player

Reuters, Nov, 22 2016

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal has been fined half of his match fee for throwing the ball dangerously at Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during their abandoned one-day international in Bulawayo on Monday.

Suranga Lakmal in action against Zimbabwe. AFP

Suranga Lakmal in action against Zimbabwe. AFP

Lightning and heavy rain caused the game, the fourth in a triangular series also featuring West Indies, to be abandoned after 13 overs.

The incident occurred during the second over of the match when Chibhabha stayed in his crease after playing a shot and was not attempting a run.

"The throw missed the batsman and went to the wicketkeeper, but such a reaction from the bowler was deemed as contrary to the spirit of the game," the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Tuesday.

Two demerit points have also been added to Lakmal's disciplinary record, the governing body added.

If a player accumulates four to seven demerit points within a two-year period they are converted into two suspension points, which brings a ban for one test or two ODIs or T20Is, whatever comes first.

No hearing was required after Lakmal admitted his offence and accepted the penalties.

Published Date: Nov 22, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 22, 2016



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