Sri Lanka coach, captain, manager fall under long suspension
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have been banned for four one-dayers and two tests, the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the statement on Monday.
The Sri Lankan trio have each received eight suspension points after pleading guilty for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” during last month’s Test against the West Indies in St Lucia.
The ICC media release said, “Independent Judicial Commissioner’s detailed decision to be available here later today The Independent Judicial Commissioner, The Hon Michael Beloff QC, today handed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha eight suspension points, which means the trio have also been suspended for the first four ODIs along with both the Tests against South Africa.”
The three were charged by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on June 19 and had pleaded guilty of breaching level 3, Article 2.3.1.
Six demerit points have been added to the records of all three of them, ending Chandimal’s demerit point’s tally to 10, after being received four, over the original ball-tampering offence.
If Chandimal will fall for another two demerit points within the time frame of 24 months, he will be suspended for a further three tests or six ODIs.
As eight suspension points are equal 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 Commissioners’ ruling means the three will also remain suspended for the Dambulla ODIs (July 29 and August 1) as well as the Kandy ODIs (August 5 and 8).