Bangladesh fined for slow over-rate


Having taken 4 hours and 7 minutes to bowl 50 overs in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in Colombo, reports Cricbuzz. 

The team was found two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over that's short of the target and the captain the double. 

As such, Bangladesh players were fined 20 per cent of their match fees; and Tamim Iqbal, who's the captain in absence of Mashrafe Mortaza, 40 per cent of his match fees.

Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after on-field umpires Nitin Menon and Raveendra Wilamasari, and third umpire Marais Erasmus leveled the charge.