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Lanka captain, coach and manager charged by ICC

ANI | Updated: Jun 20, 2018 11:10 IST

Dubai [UAE], June 20 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson has charged Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha for breaching ICC code of conduct during the side's second Test against West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia.
The trio is found to have violated 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.
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 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 3 breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.
On a related not, 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. (ANI)