Afghanistan have been fined 20 per cent of their match charge for sustaining a sluggish over-rate in opposition to Sri Lanka within the first ODI in Hambantota on Friday.
Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Hashmatullah Shahidi’s facet was dominated to be one over wanting the goal after time allowances had been considered.
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Gamers and Participant Assist Personnel, which pertains to minimal over-rate offences, gamers are fined 20 per cent of their match charge for each over their facet fails to bowl within the allotted time.
Hashmatullah pled responsible to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no want for a proper listening to.
On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Prageeth Rambukwella, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Lyndon Hannibal leveled the cost.