Bangladesh fined for slow over rate against India

Bangladesh fined for slow over rate against India

Bangladesh cricket team celebrates the wicket
Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L) with teammates. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Broad, the ICC Match Referee, has imposed the fine on Bangladesh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 Super 10 group match against India.

Bangladesh suffered heartbreak on 23rd March after they lost to hosts India by the narrow margin of one run in Bengaluru. The team led by Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was ruled to be one over short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration during the match on Wednesday.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.

Mashrafe has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his players have received 10 per cent fines, a statement from the ICC said.

For a captain to be suspended during an ICC event, he must commit two minor over-rate offences or one serious over rate offence during the event. Therefore, if Mashrafe is found guilty of one more minor over-rate offence during the ICC World Twenty20 while acting as captain, he will receive a one-match suspension during the event.

Mashrafe pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing, the ICC said.

The rising Asian giants are currently in a tricky situation after losing all their three encounters of their World T20 campaign. They play New Zealand today at Kolkata and would like to end their losing streak before leaving India.