• Chandimal banned for six matches

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have been suspended for four ODIs and two Tests.

    The ICC handed Chandimal, Hathurusinghe and Gurusinha eight suspension points, which means the trio have also been suspended for the first four ODIs along with the final Test against South Africa.

    The three were charged by ICC chief executive David Richardson on 19 June and had pleaded guilty to breaching level three, article 2.3.1, which relates to ‘conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’, during last month’s St Lucia Test against the West Indies.

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    Having already received one suspension for tampering with the ball that resulted in him missing the first Test in Galle, the Sri Lanka skipper, along with his coach and manager, were also punished after the team refused to take to the field in St Lucia in protest of the allegations.

    As eight suspension points equate to a ban from two Tests and four ODIs/T20Is or eight ODIs/T20Is, whatever comes first for the player or player support personnel, the judicial commissioner’s ruling means the three will also remain suspended for the Dambulla ODIs (29 July and 1 August) as well as the Kandy ODIs (5 and 8 August).

    Furthermore, six demerit points have been added to each of their disciplinary records.

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