The West Indies team was fined 40 per cent for their slow-over rate in the match that they had lost to Sri Lanka.
The West Indies lost their series opener against Sri Lanka and had been fined after Kieron Pollard was two overs short of their target, despite receiving some time allowances. It was on-field umpires Paul Wilson and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, as well as third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth official Lyndon Hannibal who levelled the charges. Pollard, on the other hand, accepted the sanction so there will no longer be a need for a formal hearing.
Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel states that players are to be fined 20 per cent of their match fees for every over that their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
With Kieron Pollard being ruled two overs short, the sanction was imposed by match referee Javagal Srinath.
The next match between the two teams will take place on Wednesday at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. The odds are yet to be posted so make sure to tune in to the updates that will be given to you Betwala.
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