Bangladesh captain Mashrafe banned for one ODI match

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Themorningbellbd.com desk, April 2: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been banned for a one ODI (One Day International) match ban for slow over rate.

The Bangladesh captain disclosed this while attending a press briefing after the third ODI that Bangladesh lost by 70 runs against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo on Saturday.

The ban means that Mashrafe will miss Bangladesh’s first ODI against Ireland on May 12. The tri-nation tournament also involves New Zealand ahead of Bangladesh’s Champions Trophy campaign in June.

Earlier, Mashrafe Mortaza‘s woes after Bangladesh‘s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 were compounded by a suspension and fine for his team’s slow over-rate in the losing quarter-final against India.

Mortaza was banned for one limited overs international and fined 40 percent of his match fee, while his players were fined 20 percent of their fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against India at the Melbourne Cricket.