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Bangladesh fined for slow over rate

  • Published at 07:36 pm July 27th, 2019
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Bangladesh cricket team during their first ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo Friday BCB

Tamim Iqbal has been fined 40% of his match fee, while his players have received 20% fines

Bangladesh have been fined for maintaining slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match ODI series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo Friday.

The ICC Saturday took to a media release to inform the decision of ICC Elite Panel Match referee Chris Broad. 

The fine was imposed after Tamim Iqbal’s side were ruled to have been two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10% of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Tamim has been fined 40% of his match fee, while his players have received 20% fines. 

Tamim pleaded guilty to the offence after the end of the match and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Raveendra Wilamasari, and third umpire Marais Erasmus leveled the charge.