Sri Lanka in India, 2006-07 February 12, 2007

Slow over-rate costs Sri Lanka

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka have been fined for a slow over-rate during their five-run win over India in the second ODI at Rajkot on Sunday.

Match referee Alan Hurst imposed the fines after Mahela Jayawardene's side was ruled to be two overs short of their target at the scheduled finish of the India innings when time allowances were taken into consideration.

In accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct governing over-rate penalties, players are fined five percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

As such, Jayawardene has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players have each received ten per cent fines. The punishment is a level one offence and for such offences the decision of the match referee is final and binding.