Chandimal pleaded not guilty to the offence, and, as such, Broad announced his decision following a hearing that took place Sunday afternoon. The hearing was attended by the match officials and the Sri Lanka team management. If Sri Lanka commit another serious over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Chandimal as captain, it will be deemed as a second offence by Chandimal and he will receive between two and eight suspension points. According to article 8.2 of the code, Chandimal has a right to appeal against the sanction. Pending the outcome of the hearing, unless otherwise determined by the independent Judicial Commissioner appointed to hear the matter, the decision of the match referee will remain in effect. Chandimal will, therefore, not be eligible for selection. The independent Judicial Commissioner has the power to increase or decrease the sanction and his decision will be full and final, and will be binding on all parties. Meanwhile, makeshift Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has also received a 20% fine of his match fee, while each of his players have received 10% fines after their side were ruled to be one over short. This was as per article 2.5.1, which deals with minor over-rate offences.
BREAKING: Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for two T20Is, after being found guilty of a serious over-rate offence in Saturday's match against Bangladesh.https://t.co/MyS6idOCZY pic.twitter.com/MK1SyxmWhyMarch 11, 2018
If Bangladesh commit another minor over-rate breach in a T20I within 12 months of this offence with Mahmudullah as captain, it will be deemed as a second offence by Mahmudullah and he will face suspension. Mahmudullah pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Ranmore Martinez and Raveendra Wimalasiri, third umpire Lyndon Hannibal and fourth umpire Deepal Gunawardene.
Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s 12 and 16 March fixtures against India and Bangladesh respectively, while each of his player has received a 60% fine for four short overs against Bangladesh, who have also been fined for one slow over #HeroNidahasTrophy #SLvBAN— Sami Ul Hasan (@Samiburney) March 11, 2018