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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 9:26
Captain Chandimal suspended for one Test after being found guilty of changing the condition of the ball
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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been handed a one-Test suspension after being found guilty of colluding to alter the condition of the ball during the second Test against the Windies in St. Lucia.
 
Chandimal has also been docked 100 percent of his match fee.
 
The Sri Lankan captain received two suspension points which equate to a ban from one Test, two ODIs or two T20’s whichever comes first.
 
During a hearing held at the end of the St. Lucia Test, in which video evidence was used in the presence of the Sri Lanka team management as well as the match officials, Chandimal admitted putting something in his mouth but wasn't able to recall what it was.
 
As a result of the punishment, he will now sit out of the Day-Night Test in Barbados, starting on Saturday.
 
This punishment, however, could stretch up to a 4 game suspension after the ICC found Chandimal, and Coach Chandika Hathurusingha as well as Manager Asanka Gurusinha acting in a manner contrary to the spirit of the game during the ball-tampering fiasco.
 
The trio has been charged for its involvement in the team's refusal to take to the field at the start of the third day's play, which caused a two-hour delay.
 
All Level 3 breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.
 
If any of the three pleaded not guilty, then the ICC will appoint a judicial commissioner to adjudicate the matter.
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