The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday fined Sri Lanka for a slow over-rate in the second ODI against India in Colombo. The ICC has said that the Sri Lankan team will be fined 20 percent of their match fee and one point removed from their account in the ICC World Cup Super League.
ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the ban after the Dasun Shanaka-led home team was found to be one over behind in the allotted time. The allegations were leveled by on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Lyndon Hannibal, third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge and fourth umpire Prageet Rambukwela.
Shanaka, who was once set to lead his relatively inexperienced team to a major upset against India in that match, accepted the proposed sanctions to plead guilty to an over-rate offence.
The ICC further stated that Shanaka pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. India won the second ODI by 3 wickets. Now India has taken a 2-0 lead in this three-match series. The third and final match will be played in Colombo on Friday.