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Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for two matches due to his team's slow over rate in Saturday's Champions Trophy game against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said.

Sri Lanka completed their 50 overs more than half an hour behind schedule during the 96-run defeat by the South Africans at The Oval.

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

Tharanga, deputising as captain for the injured Angelo Mathews, will miss Sri Lanka's remaining Group B matches against India and Pakistan.(Reuters)


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  • Nandana Sunday, 04 June 2017 09:35 AM

    Good for Sri Lanka

    Bond Sunday, 04 June 2017 10:04 AM

    Yep. He is very slow

    RDF Sunday, 04 June 2017 01:56 PM

    We don't have a professional team. We don't have a professional coach. What can one expect.

    usaguy Monday, 05 June 2017 02:04 PM

    at SLC all are worried about fattening their pockets. including the players. no one is worried about the country no more. via DM Android App

    kay Monday, 05 June 2017 02:38 PM

    BETTER SUSPEND ALL AND SEND THEM HOME


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