Sri Lankan skipper charged with ball tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with ball-tampering by the ICC during the ongoing second test with the West Indies at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. The International Cricket Council said Chandimal was "charged for breaching level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct" which relates to "changing the condition of the ball". Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould had raised concerns about the condition of the ball towards the end of day two.

The Sri Lankans were told play could not continue with the existing ball. The West Indies were awarded five penalty runs and Sri Lanka eventually agreed to take to the pitch with the ball being changed. Sri Lanka Cricket later released a statement denying any wrongdoing by its players.



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