Mortaza fined, suspended for slow over-rate

Mortaza fined, suspended for slow over-rate

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortoza's World Cup woes continued even after the team's quarter-final exit as the medium-pacer was handed a one-match suspension and slapped with a fine for his team's slow over-rate.

Mortaza, whose team was found guilty of bowling two overs short in the stipulated time to complete their quota of 50 overs against India, was found to repeat the offence twice after being fined in the England game for a minor over-rate offence.

Match referee Roshan Mahanama subsequently not only docked 40 per cent of his match fee but also suspended him from one limited-overs international after their 109-run loss to India at the MCG.

The team players were also fined 20 per cent of their match fee. Mortaza pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.

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