Bangladesh fined for maintaining slow over rate against Sri Lanka in Colombo
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal. (AFP Image)

Having fallen two overs short of their target time during the first ODI against Sri Lanka, a fine was imposed on Bangladesh for maintaining slow over rate in Colombo on Friday. Match referee Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of match came up with the decision after time allowances were taken into consideration.

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As per the 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 percent of their match fee and their captain 20 percent for maintaining a slow over rate.

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The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Raveendra Wilamasari and third umpire Marais Erasmus. Tamim pleaded guilty to the offence after the match.

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Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka in the second ODI at PR Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, July 28.