Nidahas Tri-Series 2018: Chandimal banned for two T20Is due to slow over-rate

Sri Lankan captain will miss the next two games against India and Bangladesh.

Chandimal banned for 2 T20Is | Getty

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandmal has been suspended for two matches by the ICC for a slow over-rate in the match against Bangladesh on Saturday. Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after Sri Lanka were four overs short in their allotted time.

As two suspension points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player, Chandimal has been suspended from Sri Lanka's next two fixtures against India and Bangladesh. Rest of the players have received a fine of 60 per cent of their match fee.

Sri Lanka began the tri-series on a positive note with a convincing win against India but suffered a shocking loss against Bangladesh, despite scoring 214/6 while batting first. Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 72 helped Bangladesh pull off the 4th highest successful chase ever in T20Is.

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad also received a 20 per cent fine of his match fee, while the players received 10 per cent fines after they were ruled to be one over short.



By Saurabh Malhotra - 11 Mar, 2018

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