West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Colombo


West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Colombo which concluded on Sunday, with Jason Holder also receiving a one match suspension for the offence.

David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine and suspension after Holder’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration.

Holder was fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while his players received 20 per cent fines.

As this is Holder’s second slow-over-rate offence within the last 12 months, having previously been found guilty of a minor over-rate offence in the fifth ODI against South Africa in January, he also receives a one-match suspension for the next match in the same format of the game, meaning he is suspended from the second ODI, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow.