Dubai: Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) captain Mashrafe Mortaza was on Sunday suspended for one match and fined 40 per cent of his match fee for maintaining slow over-rate during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday. Mortaza’s teammates were fined 20 per cent of their match fees, ICC said in a release. Bangladesh was ruled to be two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which deals with minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for ever y over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI at Colombo
As Mashrafe had previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence during the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on 26 December 2016, this offence constituted his second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period which has led to a suspension. The suspension means Mashrafe will miss his side’s next ODI, which is currently scheduled to be in a three-nation tournament in Ireland in May.
Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension while the charge was laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire S Ravi and fourth official Ranmore Martinesz. Mortaza will lead the Bangladesh side, which will take on Sri Lanka in the first T20 International (T20I) at Colombo on Monday. The three-match series between the two sides ended 1-1.