Pallekele, Aug 25: Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended from the next two One-Day Intertiol (ODI) matches against India for an over-rate offence in the second match, ICC announced on Friday.
After going down in the first two ODIs, Tharanga will miss the Pallekele and Colombo matches scheduled on August 27 and 31, respectively.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Ranmore Martinesz and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth official Ruchira Palliyaguruge.
"Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension after the Sri Lanka side was ruled to be three overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration, Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement. IANS