Skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for one match as Sri Lanka got found responsible for sustaining a slow over rate for the second time within 12 months under his captaincy. Hence, he is going to miss the final group match against New Zealand.
Chandimal has to pay 20% of his match fee, while his team brings down on 10% fine.
Sri Lanka got run up with a flagpole on the bowling strategy at length in the final over of the game and had typically desired to dry the ball, covered in the dew. The ICC rules provide an acceptable time disbursement beyond the players’ control, including the drying of a ball apparently. Sri Lanka let the spinners to bowl for eight overs of their 19.2 overs. Notwithstanding, they were accused to take a long time in the field.
Sri Lanka mainly has been accused of this as they did it for the second time within 12 months. Previously, they performed a slow over rate against New Zealand on November 21 in Pallekele. The team had been one over short on that event as well, and Chandimal had to pay 20% of his match fee as fine and got a warning of suspension.
Lasith Malinga will captain the team in the next match in the absence of Chandimal, said Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa.
On the contrary, there is other news which brings a sigh of relief to the Sri Lanka side. Mahela Jayawardene has been emptied the injury in his left ring finger that he got dropped Alex Hales at deep square-leg. It was assumed to be dislocated but he had the finger hold off into its position and there is no fracture, the x-ray report confirmed.