5 Dec 2014

England captain banned for slow over rate

11:39 am on 5 December 2014

England's cricket captain Alistair Cook has been suspended for one match and fined 20 percent of his match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka.

Alistair Cook

Alistair Cook Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Match referee David Boon ruled that England bowled one over short in the stipulated time frame during Wednesday's rain-shortened game in Hambantota which the tourists won by five wickets.

Cook will miss Sunday's fourth match in Colombo with Sri Lanka leading 2-1 in the seven-match series.

The rest of the team were fined 10 percent of their match fees.