Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 13:25
Chandimal to contest ICC sanctions


Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the ICC sanctions which were laid following the ball-tampering charges levelled against him during the second Test against West Indies at Gros Islet.
Match referee Javagal Srinath imposed the charge after having studied the video evidence from the third day's action of the second Test.
Following Srinath's decision of handing the Sri Lankan skipper a one-match ban along with a fine of 100 per cent of his match fees, the ICC announced that CEO David Richardson had charged Chandimal, head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and team manager Asanka Gurusinha of a more serious Level 3 offence which relates to conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.
The Sri Lankans were charged for holding up the play for two hours on the morning of day three after the umpires accused the Sri Lankan captain of ball tampering.
SLC officials were in discussion with the Sri Lankan side that is currently in Barbados and late last night made a decision to contest the charge.
SLC sources had mentioned that the board will inform the decision to the ICC this morning.
That means the ICC will have to appoint a Judicial Commissioner to hear the case and the trio of Chandimal, Hathurusingha and Gurusinha will not be suspended from the third and final day-night Test in Barbados.
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