Senanayake fined for Warner send-off

2016-09-07 13:43
Sachithra Senanayake (Getty Images)

New Delhi - Sri Lankan off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for making disparaging remarks during the opening T20 game against Australia, the ICC said on Wednesday.

The incident happened in the fifth over of Australia's innings on Tuesday when Senanayake, after dismissing David Warner, made remarks which the International Cricket Council (ICC) said could have provoked a reaction from the Australian captain.

Senanayake was found to have breached an article in the Code of Conduct which relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his dismissal during an international match", the ICC said in a statement.

Senanayake admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Javagal Srinath.

"As such, there was no need for a formal hearing," the statement added.

The maximum penalty for a first-time offence is 50 percent of a player's match fee.

Australia hit a world record 263/3 to canter to an 85-run win in the T20 game at Pallekele for a 1-0 lead in the series.

Read more on:    sri lanka  |  sachithra senanayake  |  cricket

Conflict looms in SA cricket

2018-04-19 20:29

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.