World Twenty20 2012

Sri Lanka, England fined for slow over-rate

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 29, 2012

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Sri Lanka have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their nine-wicket win over West Indies in the Super Eights clash at Pallekele on Saturday. The penalty comes just hours after England were found guilty of the same offence during their match against New Zealand at the same venue.

The match referee Javagal Srinath found both captains, Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Stuart Broad (England), to be one over short of the target after taking allowances into consideration. The captains were fined 20% of their respective match fees while their team-mates were docked 10% each.

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Posted by zan_69 on (October 1, 2012, 19:05 GMT)

Sorry To say this.As a former cricketer and a bowler Javagal Srinath is not a good match referee.

Posted by yohannilakshan on (September 30, 2012, 9:17 GMT)

For one over?? I think they afraid to see SL coming to Finals..

Posted by   on (September 30, 2012, 7:40 GMT)

Finn should be charged, its amazing to see how can a bowler play international cricket when he cant even stop running into the wickets. those 7 runs that NZ had to forgo cos of Finn could have changed the match at the end. The rule should be changed that "in an event of a dead bowl, when a bowler hits the wickets after receiving one warning, the batting team should be awarded the runs and the bowler has to bowl another bowl" Its very simple, one warning thats it. This is ridiculous, just unbelievable. Kids dont get to play in school cricket when they make such mistakes and Finn is playing internationals. only possible in England.

Posted by EngineerKhan on (September 30, 2012, 7:31 GMT)

the worst bowler on planet will now charge them match fee for slow over-rates. I think he has forgot how much his bowling used to take when Ijaz Ahmad, Saeed Anwar, Afridi and Inzi used to send him beyond the boundaries

Posted by kkk999 on (September 30, 2012, 5:48 GMT)

y do other players have 2 be docked of their match fees???

Posted by everfaithful77 on (September 30, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

IT IS GOOD THAT THE MATCH REFEREE OBSERVED THIS AND TOOK THE APPROPIATE ACTION SINCE SOME CAPTAINS USE THIS AS A TACTIC TO FRUSTRATE AND BREAK MOMENTUM OF OPPOSITION BATSMEN. HOWEVER THE PENALTIES DISHED OUT SHOULD BE STRONGER ESPECIALLY IF REPEATED SUCH AS AN IMMEDIATE ONE MATCH SUSPENSION FOR THE CAPTAIN RESPONSIBLE. MAYBE THAT WILL SERVE AS A SERIOUS DETERRENT.

Posted by lala88 on (September 30, 2012, 4:06 GMT)

Javagal Srinath, I still remember how he & Venkatesh prasad thrashed by master blaster sanath jayasuriya through their entire career. cricinfo pls publish

Posted by   on (September 30, 2012, 3:31 GMT)

wouldnt matter.. thats just a simple matter of amount! If the respective team win the world cup,, they'll earn far far more!

Posted by   on (September 30, 2012, 0:20 GMT)

indians shouldn be given the match refree post

Posted by Wexfordwonder on (September 29, 2012, 20:17 GMT)

so what? Fine them a one match ban.

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