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* ICC charges Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with ball-tampering
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 06:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka cricket captain, with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia.

The ICC on Sunday tweeted that "Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct."

According to the ICC, before the start of play on the third day of the match on Saturday, umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar have inspected the ball and adjudged that "the condition of the ball had been unfairly changed" by Sri Lanka, and as such awarded West Indies five penalty runs and allowed them to choose a replacement ball.

Sri Lanka vehemently protesting the decision refused to take the field and later after about two hours agreed to play "under protest" to "uphold the spirit of the game."

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in a statement defending the players said that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrongdoing during the ongoing (2nd) Test match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies.

The SLC said it will take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team.

"SLC reiterates its commitment to adhering to the laws of the game and upholding the spirit of the game. SLC stands firm in our commitment to protect the dignity of the national cricketers at all times," the Board said.

According to ICC, under a Level 2 sanction, the maximum penalty a player can be given is two suspension points, which amounts to a ban of one Test match or two ODIs.

 

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