The Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal and South African officials reportedly agreed for a meeting about the pending South African Test series sanctions, according to the ICC.
We are aware that the Sri Lankan captain Chandimal, coach Hathurusingha, and manager Gurusinha were found guilty of violating the spirit of cricket during Sri Lanka’s second test against the West Indies.
The ICC said that a commission conducted a hearing overnight before the commencement of the test at Galle between Sri Lanka and South Africa. ICC said that the arrangements for the test will be done and the announcement regarding the test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be done “in due course.”
“In the interim, Chandimal, Hathurusingha, and Gurusinha, who have pleaded guilty, have agreed not to participate in both Tests v SA,”
“This will be credited against the sanction imposed by the commissioner,” ICC said in a declaration.
The ICC chief executive David Richardson said that the trio was found guilty of violating the ICC code of conduct and the team manager and the coach along with the Sri Lankan skipper were responsible for the delay in the fielding in the second test match against West Indies for two hours on account of the ball tampering issue.
However, the referee of the match Javagal Srinath discussed with the team management of Sri Lanka and agreed for the hearing after the completion of the test match. The skipper was accused of changing the condition of the ball by applying his saliva and some sweet he kept in his mouth during the lunchtime. The video footage showed that the captain was guilty of the ball-tampering and he faced a ban of a test match for breaching the ICC code of conduct.
The Sri Lankans protested the award of five bonus runs for the West Indies during the second test and Chandimal was handed penalty points for the delay in the match.