Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza banned for a match for team's slow over rate in 3rd ODI

Dubai: Bangladesh one-day captain Mashrafe Mortaza was on Sunday suspended for one match and fined 40 percent of his match fee for maintaining slow over rate during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza during the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. AFP

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza during the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo. AFP

Mortaza's teammates were fined 20 percent of their match fees, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a release.

Bangladesh was ruled to be two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which deals with minor over rate offences, players are fined 10 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As Mashrafe had previously been found guilty of a minor over rate offence during the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on 26 December 2016, this offence constituted his second minor over rate offence within a 12-month period which has led to a suspension.

The suspension means Mashrafe will miss his side’s next ODI, which is currently scheduled to be in a three-nation tournament in Ireland in May.

Andy Pycroft of the elite panel of ICC match referees imposed the suspension while the charge was laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire S Ravi and fourth official Ranmore Martinesz.


Published Date: Apr 02, 2017 05:49 pm | Updated Date: Apr 02, 2017 05:49 pm

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