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Jason Holder handed one-match suspension for slow over-rate

Jason Holder (right) will miss the second ODI for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Jason Holder (right) will miss the second ODI for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed a one-match suspension on  West Indies captain Jason Holder for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

This is Holder’s second offence in 12 months and as such he has been handed the suspension as well as being fined 40 per cent of his match fees.

The rest of the West Indies team members were also fined 20 per cent of their match fees after they were found to be two overs short of their required target.

This means that Holder will not be able to take part in the second ODI against Sri Lanka on 4th November in Colombo.

West Indies were also fined for a slow over-rate in January this year against South Africa which was Holder’s first such minor over-rate offence. 

In a media release, the ICC confirmed the suspension handed to Holder and stated that there was no need for a formal hearing as the 23-year-old accepted the suspension.

"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," the statement read.

"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 pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing."

West Indies lost the rain-affected first ODI in Colombo on Sunday by one wicket after the game was reduced to a 26-overs a side contest.

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