Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 13:02
Windies skipper banned for go-slow



Australian match referee David Boon bans West Indies captain Jason Holder for a second slow over-rate offence

West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended by the International Cricket Council for his side's slow-over rate during the first ODI in Colombo.

Holder pleaded guilty to his second slow over-rate offence in the past 12 months and, as such, has been banned for the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Holder's Windies side were ruled to be two overs short of their target during Sri Lanka's thrilling one-wicket victory in Colombo on Sunday.

In accordance with Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, the Windies players were fined 20 per cent of their match fees - 10 per cent for each over they failed to bowl in the alloted time - while skipper Holder was fined double that amount.

Holder was found guilty of maintaining a slow-over rate during the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka in January, meaning he was also handed a suspension for his second similar offence inside a 12-month period. Holder pleaded guilty and accepted the sanctions imposed.

The penalty was handed down by former Australia batsman and ICC Match Referee David Boon.

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