Sri Lanka and England were fined for slow over rates in their respective matches. © Getty Images

Both England and Sri Lanka were slapped with fines for slow over rates during their respective matches in the Super Eights stage of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Pallekele on Saturday (September 29).

Javagal Srinath was the Match Referee on either occasion, and found England to be one over short of the target in their game against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, similarly, an over short against the West Indies.

In accordance with ICC guidelines, players of both the teams were fined 10% of their match fees and the captains, Stuart Broad and Mahela Jayawardene, 20% of their match fees.

The offence is contrary to Article 2.5.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to minor over rate offences. The penalty was accepted by both the teams without contest so there was no need for a hearing.