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Dinesh Chandimal Has Suspended For Two T20Is For Slow Over-rate
By CricShots - Mar 12, 2018 6:11 am
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An over-rate suspension will force the Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal to miss Sri Lanka’s last two final league matches in the Nidahas Trophy. Match referee Chris Broad forced a two-match ban on Sri Lanka’s skipper and fined the team’s players 60% of their match fee, after ruling that the side fell four overs short of their target during their match against Bangladesh on Saturday.

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Dinesh Chadimal suspended for 2 matches

The allrounder Thisara Perera will lead the Sri Lankan team in Chandimal’s absence. Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has been fined 20% of his match fee, and the rest of the team 10%, after the team was ruled to have fallen one over short of the time target.

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According to the ICC’s code of conduct, a team falling short by up to two overs is said to have committed a “minor over-rate offense”, and a “serious over-rate offense” if it is short by more than two overs.

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The team’s captain, however, receives two suspension points, which compares to a ban from one Test or two ODIs/T20Is, depending on what comes first for the player. If Sri Lanka is found guilty of another offense of similar nature in a T20I in the next 12 months with Chandimal as skipper, he will receive between two and eight suspension points.

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Chandimal has acknowledged his offense, and Broad announced his verdict after a hearing on Sunday afternoon, involving the match officials and Sri Lanka’s team management. While Mahmudullah pleaded guilty which didn’t require a formal hearing. The hearing was attended by the match officials and the Sri Lanka cricket team management.

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