Sri Lanka have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first ODI in Auckland on Saturday (25), International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday (28).
In addition, Sri Lanka will lose one point from their points tally during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
ICC Match Referee Jeff Crowe imposed the sanction after visiting side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction.
This deduction along with a washout in Christchurch (2nd ODI) means that Sri Lanka now have only 81 points instead of 82 points.
The top eight sides in the Super League standings qualify directly for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
Sri Lanka are currently placed at ninth spot with a game to go, the Lankan Lions are in danger of missing out on a direct berth to the ICC Cricket World Cup.