Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been suspended for two ODIs while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate during their one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the tri-nation series here Thursday.
ICC match referee David Boon imposed the suspension after Sri Lanka were ruled to be three overs short of their target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Nigel Llong and Peter Nero, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth umpire Nigel Duguid. Mathews pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.
As such, Mathews has been suspended for the first two ODI against South Africa to be played on July 20 and 23 at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, while his players have been fined 40-per-cent of their match fees.