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Chandimal appeals against ball tampering charge

Staff Writer

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lankan Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against ICC match referee Javagal Srinath’s decision which found him guilty of ball-tampering during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia. Chandimal was suspended from the third and final Test of the series, which begins tomorrow. (June 22)

Chandimal had been charged by the ICC after video evidence indicated that he applied saliva to the ball shortly after putting what the ICC suggested was a sweet into his mouth. He pleaded not guilty, before attending the hearing where Srinath handed Chandimal the maximum punishment available under the code – two suspension points and a fine of 100% of his match fee.

Competent Authority of Sri Lanka Cricket Kamal Padmasiri stated that they presented an appeal to the ICC yesterday regarding the matter and that the appeal was filed by the Subject minister, the Chief Executive Officer and an Attorney on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket. He further stated that they have to make the appeal before 48 hours and that they did so before this time lapsed

It was revealed later that the ICC Code of Conduct Chairman, Michael Beloff QC had been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal.

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