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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to focus on the fitness of the players.

Sri Lanka players have been fined 20 % of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second ODI of the ongoing three-match series against India at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

ICC Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the sanction on the Dasun Shanaka’s men as they were left one over short of the target after the time allowances were taken into consideration in the game.

“In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time,” the International Cricket Council stated in its latest statement.

Notably, the slow over-rate in the second ODI also cost Sri Lanka one point from their tally of World Cup Super League.

“In addition, as per Article 16.12.2 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Playing Conditions, a side is penalized one point for each over short. Consequently, Sri Lanka will lose one point from their points tally during the Super League,” ICC added.

Meanwhile, Dasun Shanaka has accepted the proposed sanction and so there is no need of a formal hearing on this matter.

India have taken a 2-0 unassailable lead in the ongoing series and they will be looking to whitewash Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI in Colombo on July 23.  

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