December 3, 2023

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ODI World Cup qualification: Sri Lanka undergo MASSIVE setback, docked level for sluggish overate towards NZ

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Sri Lanka have been docked a degree within the ongoing ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League cycle for his or her sluggish over-rate within the first ODI towards New Zealand at Auckland.

As per Article 16.12.2 of the Tremendous League Enjoying Circumstances, a facet is penalised one level for every over brief. Consequently, Sri Lanka misplaced one level from their factors tally. The vacationers had been additionally fined 20 per cent of their match price for sustaining a sluggish over-rate towards New Zealand on Saturday. This was 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 price for each over their facet fails to bowl within the allotted time.

The match referee, Jeff Crowe, imposed the sanction after Dasun Shanaka’s staff had been dominated to be one over brief after time allowances had been considered.

The costs had been levelled by the on-field umpires, Shaun Haig and Wayne Knights, third umpire Chris Brown and fourth umpire Cory Black.

Shanaka pleaded responsible to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no want for a proper listening to.

The highest eight sides within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League standings qualify instantly for the World Cup. Sri Lanka are presently positioned on the ninth spot with a sport to go. South Africa (78 factors) are one beneath with two to play, and Eire (68 factors) have three fixtures in hand.

This deduction together with a washout in Christchurch signifies that Sri Lanka now have 81 as a substitute of 82 factors. With solely a solitary fixture of their hand, the Sri Lankans are in peril of lacking out on a direct berth to the World Cup.

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