Sri Lanka’s captain, coach and manager have been charged for conduct contrary to the spirit of the game after the team’s two-hour ball-tampering protest.
The three have been charged for their involvement in the Sri Lanka cricket team’s refusal to take to the field in St Lucia in the second Test against the Windies.
ICC chief executive David Richardson on Tuesday charged Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha with a breach of article 2.3.1, a level three offence, which relates to ‘conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game’.
The protest caused a two-hour delay to the start of play, which is alleged to amount to a serious breach of the laws of cricket and to be contrary to the spirit of the game.
If any of the three plead not guilty, then the ICC, as per article 5.2 of the ICC code of conduct, will appoint a judicial commissioner from its code of conduct commission to determine the matter.
All level three breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.
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