Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against International Cricket Council’s decision to suspend him from the third Test match against West Indies in the ongoing series on account of being convicted for ball tampering.
Chandimal, earlier, was suspended for a single match after he was seen in the video footage of applying sweet contained saliva upon the ball.
“Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the match referee’s findings that saw him suspended for one Test after being found guilty of changing the condition of the ball,” the ICC revealed on Wednesday.
Match referee Javagal Srinath, who handed the maximum punishment to Chandimal, said, “After reviewing the footage of the incident, it is clear that Dinesh applied an artificial substance to the ball, namely saliva containing the residue of something he had in his mouth, an action which is prohibited under the ICC Code of Conduct.”
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson supported the Playing Control Team, said, “The ICC fully supports the match officials in their decision and will continue to do so in any other such instances.”