Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal charged for changing the condition of ball

Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal charged for changing the condition of ball
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Sri Lankan cricket team captain Dinesh Chandimal has been accused of breaking the code of conduct by the International Cricket Council (ICC). According to the report of the website ‘, Chandimal has been found guilty of ball tampering on the third day of the second Test against West Indies. ICC confirmed it on Sunday (June 17th) through a post issued on its Twitter account, “Sri Lanka captain Chandimal has been found guilty of the violation of ICC Code of Conduct 2.2.9.” ICC further said in its tweet that further information will also be given in this matter. Only due to this issue, Sri Lanka had delayed the start of the third day of the game. However, the team has clearly denied this. Let us know that on the third day, the umpires decided to change the five-run penalty and ball due to the poorly-lit bowling of the Sri Lankan players.

The Code of Conduct of ICC Code 2.2.9 is related to changing the condition of the ball. Previously, Australian batsman, Cameron Bancroft was also found guilty of this when he rubbishing the sandpaper piece on the ball against South Africa in March 2018. The video of Bancroft was viral on social media by rubbing the piece of sandpaper on the ball. In the matter of tampering with the ball, Cricket Australia has banned Cameron Bancroft for 9 months and Steve Smith and David Warner for a year.

Sri Lanka had continued to play “with the tempered ball” in the second Test match against the West Indies. However, Umpire Aleem Dar and Ian Gould were not satisfied with the condition of the ball which was used at the end of the second day’s play. Angered by the demand for change of the ball, Sri Lanka had refused to go down the ground on the third day of the game, led by captain Dinesh Chandimal, but the game was started two hours later from the scheduled time.

Sri Lanka Cricket Board said, “The team management told us that Sri Lankan players are not involved in any wrongdoing.” The board had convinced them to come down to the ground after talks with the players. “Sri Lanka Cricket has advised players to go to the ground so that the matches continue and the team’s commitment to continue playing ‘under opposition’ is to maintain the spirit of the game,” the statement said. ‘

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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