Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for slow over-rate

Dubai [UAE], April. 2 : Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been handed a one-match suspension and a fine of 40 percent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 percent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday.

It was Mashrafe's second over-rate penalty in 12 months after he was also sanctioned following the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on December 26.

The suspension means he will miss Bangladesh's first ODI against Ireland on May 12 which is part of a tri-series also involving New Zealand ahead of the Champions Trophy.

Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Mashrafe after Bangladesh was ruled to be two overs short of its target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

The charge was laid by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire S.Ravi and fourth official Ranmore Martinesz.

Source: ANI