Colombo Page – * Sri Lanka requests ICC to establish clear set of rules on ball tampering

Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Summary

  • * Sri Lanka requests ICC to establish clear set of rules on ball tampering Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
  • July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha today called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to establish a set of “simple, clear and certain rules and procedures” on ball tampering since the rules are “somewhat vague and lack clarity.
  • He requested the ICC to revisit the applicable laws and ensure that a set of simple, clear and certain rules and procedures are put in place with regard to the act/offence of altering the condition of the ball.
  • Expressing his view on the punishment given to Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal and coach Chandika Hathurusingha and Team manager Asanka Gurusinha by the ICC for “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, the Minister said the ICC decision is a is a blow to the spirit of the game.
  • Accepting the ICC decision, the Minister said he was dismayed by the news that Sri Lanka’s efforts to clear the trio have been unsuccessful and the Judicial Commissioner appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to inquire into the allegations against them of violation of the ICC Code of Conduct has held against them.

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