Sri Lanka fined for maintaining slow over-rate against India in second ODI

Sri Lanka are current at the 12th spot in the points table and need to buck up if they want automatic qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Varun Malik Author

Updated - 22 July 2021 3:52 pm

The Sri Lankan team that went down against the fighting Indians in the second ODI have been sanctioned with 20% fine for their slow over-rate in the game played on July 20 in Colombo. Ranjan Madugalle, one of the referees from ICC Elite Panel, imposed the fine after the Lions were found one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. To add to the pain of Dasun Shanaka’s side, Sri Lanka lost one point from their bag in the World Cup Super League standings.

What do the rules say if a side violates over-rate rule?

In addition to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League condition of 1 point deduction, Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel states that players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Talking about the game, India defeated Sri Lanka in the second ODI that was played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on July 20 as Deepak Chahar’s heroic innings denied Sri Lanka to level the series. Chahar scored a brilliant 69* and partnered with Bhuvneshwar Kumar to stitch a match winning partnership of 84 runs. Chahar, who had also scalped 2 wickets in the first innings, was adjudged Man of the Match. India and Sri lanka will face each other in the final and third ODI of the series on July 23, where the hosts will look to improve and avoid a whitewash.

Where does Sri Lanka appear in the 2023 World Cup Super League standings?

Sri Lanka are current at the 12th spot in the points table and need to buck up if they want automatic qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Ten teams will take part at the marquee tournament which is set to be played in India after two years. Notably, the host nation and other top seven teams of the World Cup 2023 Super League points table will qualify automatically to the mega event, while the bottom five teams of the same league will compete with another five Associate sides in  the World Cup Qualifier. The tournament will see two teams advancing to World Cup, joining the rest of qualified 8.