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Sri Lanka captain, coach and manager charged by ICC after latest ball-tampering fiasco

The three have been charged for their involvement in the Sri Lanka cricket team's refusal to take to the field in St Lucia at the start of Saturday's play.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 20, 2018 14:09 IST ]
Image Source : ANI

A file image of Sri Lanka team management with match referee Javagal Srinath. 

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 3 offence, which relates to conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.

The three have been charged for their involvement in the Sri Lanka cricket team's refusal to take to the field in St Lucia at the start of Saturday's play, which caused a two-hour delay in the start of play. This action 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 pleaded 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 3 breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.

On a related note, the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka ended in a draw. The two sides will play their third and final match from June 23 at the Kensington Oval Barbados.

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