First LPL fine registered against Galle Gladiators



Galle Gladiators were fined 20 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over rate during its match against Dambulla Viiking, played on the 09th December 2020 at the MRICS, Hambantota of the ongoing Lanka Premier League Tournament.

The fine was imposed by Match Referee Wendell Labrooy, who found that Galle
Gladiators was one over short of the target completion time after time allowances
were taken into consideration.

In accordance with Article 2.23 of the LPL Code of Conduct for Players and Player
Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Galle Gladiators Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.

On-field umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Ravi Kottahachchi, TV umpire Lyndon Hannibal, and fourth umpire Hemantha Botheju levelled the charge.


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