The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that Sri Lanka had been fined 20% of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the second T20I in Sydney. The match went to Super Over in the second T20I, where Australia was eventually won thanks to Josh Hazlewood.
"After time allowances were taken into account, David Boon of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sentence after Sri Lanka were deemed to be one over short of the target. Players are fined 20% of their match fees for each over their team fails to bowl in the allowed time, according to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deal with minimum over-rate penalties. The ICC noted in a statement.
Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka was also fined by the ICC for 'using loud language' during the match. "In addition, Sri Lankan batters Pathum Nissanka was issued a warning after being found to have committed Article 2.3 of the ICC rule, which refers to the 'use of an abnormal heartbeat during an International Match,'" the ICC said.
Nissanka's prior record has been updated with one extra point as a result of this. Nissanka was batting when he missed a ball and responded by using obscene language that was clearly audible on the stump microphone and on the field of play.
There was no need for a formal hearing because Nissanka and captain Dasun Shanaka both pleaded guilty to their individual charges and accepted the proposed sanctions. The charge was leveled by umpires Donovan Koch, Rod Tucker, Shawn Craig, and Gerard Abood.