Sri Lanka Dasun Shanaka

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Sri Lanka National Cricket Team have been penalized for a slow over-rate in the first ODI against New Zealand during the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League fixture. According to Article 16.12.2 of the Super League Playing Conditions, the team loses one point from their points tally for each over they fall short. As a result, Sri Lanka’s points were reduced by one.

Moreover, the team have also been fined 20 per cent of their match fee as they failed to maintain the minimum over-rate against New Zealand, which is in accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This means that players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over they fail to bowl within the allotted time.

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After considering the time allowances, match referee Jeff Crowe penalized Dasun Shanaka’s team for being one over short. The charges were brought by the on-field umpires, Shaun Haig and Wayne Knights, as well as the third umpire Chris Brown and fourth umpire Cory Black. Dasun Shanaka accepted the proposed sanction and pleaded guilty to the offence, making a formal hearing unnecessary.

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Sri Lanka’s World Cup Direct Qualification Takes A Dire Hit

Sri Lanka currently occupy the ninth position in the Super League, and they have one game remaining. South Africa, with two games left to play, are one spot below them with 78 points, while Ireland, with three games in hand, are at 68 points.

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However, Sri Lanka’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup have taken a hit due to the recent penalty imposed on them for a slow over-rate in their first ODI against New Zealand. As per the rules, Sri Lanka have been docked one point from their points tally, which has now reduced to 81 from 82. Along with the earlier washout in Christchurch, this deduction has put Sri Lanka in danger of missing out on a direct berth to the World Cup.

With only one game remaining, Sri Lanka’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup directly are slim. They will need to win their final match and hope that other results go in their favour. Otherwise, they will have to rely on a secondary route to qualify for the World Cup, which involves playing in a qualifying tournament.

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