India captain MS Dhoni, along with his team-mates, has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their One-Day International win in Hambantota yesterday. The match referee, Chris Broad, ruled them to be one over short of its target even when time allowances had been taken into consideration.
As such, captain Dhoni has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while the rest of the team have received 10 per cent fines.
It is not the first time that Dhoni has been in trouble for this offence. Indeed, in January this year he was banned from the Adelaide Test after previously being put on notice for repeated violations. He was again banned in February during the CB Series in Australia.
In other news from yesterday’s match, Sri Lanka have confirmed that fast-bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has been ruled out of the series after picking up a groin injury while bowling. Kulasekara completed only half his allocation of overs yesterday and batted at number 11, below the likes of Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka are expected to name a replacement.
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