Gulf Today (UAE) – Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish “simple, clear rules” on Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.

Summary

  • Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish “simple, clear rules” on Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.
  • Chandimal refused to take the field for two hours on the third day of the second Test against the West Indies last month after he was accused of ball tampering on the previous day.
  • Chandimal as well as Hathurusingha and Gurusinha were banned for two Tests and four one-day internationals for violating the spirit of the game by holding up the second Test against West Indies by two hours.
  • At the start of the first Test against a touring South African team last week, Chandimal and his tourist counterpart Faf du Plessis said they wanted a list of do’s and don’ts from the ICC match referee.
  • Chandimal was slapped with a 100 percent fine of his match fees and banned from the third Test against the West Indies last month after he was found guilty of tampering.

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