Gulf Today (UAE) – Colombo: The International Cricket Council on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals for breaching the spirit of the game.

Summary

  • Colombo: The International Cricket Council on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals for breaching the spirit of the game.
  • Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours during the second Test against the West Indies last month after the skipper was accused of ball-tampering.
  • Hathurusingha, Gurusinha and Chandimal pleaded guilty to violating the spirit of the game and the chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission decided on the new sanctions after a six-hour video conference on July 11.
  • “The three were charged by the ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on 19 June and had pleaded guilty to breaching Level 3, Article 2.
  • The trio had pleaded guilty to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, during last month’s St Lucia Test against the West Indies.

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