Guyana Chronicle – CMC – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will face charges of changing the condition of the ball at the end of the ongoing Test against West Indies but plans to contest the allegations after pleading not guilty.

Summary

  • CMC – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will face charges of changing the condition of the ball at the end of the ongoing Test against West Indies but plans to contest the allegations after pleading not guilty.
  • The International Cricket Council announced Sunday that Chandimal had been charged at the close of the third day on Saturday under Article 2.
  • “The officials laid the charge after television footage from the final session’s play on Friday appeared to show the Sri Lanka captain taking sweets out from his left pocket and putting these in his mouth, before applying the artificial substance to the ball which the umpires viewed as an attempt to change its condition,” the ICC statement said.
  • The controversy unfolded early on the third day when umpires informed Sri Lanka the ball would be changed and West Indies would be awarded five penalty points, due to the altered condition of the ball.
  • A statement from Sri Lanka Cricket late Saturday said it would “take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team.”


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