Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate in match 4 of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa

Sri Lanka lost their ODI World Cup 2023 opener against South Africa by 102 runs after the Proteas piled up a huge total of 428 runs.

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Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate in match 4 of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 against South Africa

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Sri Lanka have been fined 10 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the Match 4 of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup on Saturday, 7 October 2023. Javagal Srinath of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Dasun Shanaka's side was ruled to be 2 over(s) short of the target after time allowances were considered.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 5 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Dasun Shanaka pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing. On-field umpires Richard Illingworth and Shahid Saikat, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Alex Wharf leveled the charge.

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