Friday 28 March 2014 

One-Match Bans For Chandimal, Du Plessis

Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal will sit out Sri Lanka's final group game against New Zealand
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South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal have both been banned for one game as punishment for their sides twice falling foul of over-rate regulations.

Captains are handed a one-match ban if their sides fall short of their targets in two matches in the same format in a 12-month period.

Sri Lanka were guilty of the same offence against New Zealand in Pallekele in November and South Africa bowled their overs too slowly against both New Zealand and the Netherlands in the ICC World Twenty20.

While du Plessis accepted his charge, Chandimal contested his but was found guilty by match referee David Boon, who also fined Stuart Broad and the England players for the same offence.

Du Plessis will now miss South Africa's final game of the group stage of the ICC World Twenty20 against England tomorrow (29th March) and Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka's last game against New Zealand on Monday (31st March).

In addition to the bans, the captains have both been fined 20 per cent of their match fees and their players were fined 10 per cent.

South Africa won their match against the Netherlands by six runs while Sri Lanka lost the game against England by six wickets.

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