This was both captains' second minor over-rate offences within a 12-month period in the same format, as South Africa were fined for being two overs short against New Zealand on Monday and Sri Lanka were short by one over against New Zealand in Pallekele on November 21.
A team captain found guilty of two minor over-rate offences in the same format of the game within a period of 12 months receives a one match suspension for the immediately subsequent match in the same format of the game.
In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel governing 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.
As such, the captains have been fined 20 per cent each of their match fees and their players have received 10 per cent fines.
David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspensions and penalties after both sides were ruled to be one over short of their targets at the end of their matches against the Netherlands and England, respectively, when time allowances were taken into consideration.
Du Plessis pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanctions, so there was no need for a formal hearing. Du Plessis will miss his side’s match against England on 29 March.
Chandimal pleaded not guilty to the offence and, in accordance with the provisions of the Code, a full hearing was held today, with Boon appointed to adjudicate the matter. Following the hearing, the charge and proposed penalty were upheld by Boon, and Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka's finalSuper 10 stage match against New Zealand on 31 March.


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