Sri Lanka cricket team
Sri Lanka cricket crew. (Photograph by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Sri Lanka have misplaced the T20I sequence in opposition to Australia after happening by three wickets within the second sport on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on June 8. In addition to the loss, the house crew captain Dasun Shanaka has been fined 40% of his match charges for sustaining a gradual over-rate within the contest.

In line with an Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) media launch, the hosts have been dominated to be two overs in need of the goal after time allowances have been considered. Other than the skipper, even the gamers have misplaced 40% of their match earnings. So far as their on-field techniques are involved, Sri Lanka did not put stress on the tail courtesy of an outstanding knock by Matthew Wade.

Sri Lankan captain and gamers docked 40% of their match charges

“Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Dasun Shanaka’s facet was dominated to be two overs in need of the goal after time allowances have been considered,” mentioned an ICC media launch.

“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Gamers and Participant Help Personnel, which pertains to minimal over-rate offences, gamers are fined 20 p.c of their match price for each over their facet fails to bowl within the allotted time,” the discharge clarified the ruling.

The discharge additional added that Sri Lankan skipper Shanaka pleaded responsible to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction because of which there was no want for a proper listening to with the governing physique of world cricket.

In the meantime, the Lankans have now suffered three straight T20I sequence losses and this occurred to be the fifth consecutive sport within the shortest format the place they discovered themselves on the receiving finish. The worst factor for the 2014 T20 world champions is that they’ve suffered bitter defeats within the first two video games.

Sri Lanka would now be hoping for a revival in fortunes within the inconsequential third and last T20I on the Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Kandy on June 11.