In two different cases of ball tempering in international cricket, two different team management showed two opposite attitudes. In the first case, Cricket Australia went ahead with the ICC’s conviction and imposed a one-year ban on the players, while in the second case, Sri Lanka Cricket management denied the decision on Chandimal to be found guilty in ball tampering. For doing so, the team management is now preparing to demand relief from the ICC.
In an attempt to include Dinesh Chandimal in the Sri Lankan side in Test series against South Africa, Sri Lanka will seek some relief in the ball tampering issue from International Cricket Council (ICC).
According to the report of the website ‘ESPNcric Info’, along with Chandimal, Sri Lanka Cricket will also ask ICC to provide some relief for Coach Chandika Harshu Singh and manager Ashaka Gurusinha.
Chandimal’s case is slightly different from the Australian case
On the second day of the second Test against the West Indies, the umpires decided to impose the five-run penalty and change the ball. The next day Sri Lanka refused to enter the ground and then continued to play “with the protest”.
Umpire Aleem Dar and Ian Gould were not satisfied with the condition of the ball which was used at the end of the second day’s play. The Sri Lankan team was told that they can not start the game ahead with the same ball.
It is notable that Chandimal was found guilty of tampering the ball on the third day of the second Test against West Indies last month. After his conviction, a test match ban was imposed on him.
The ICC will hear the case of Chandimal, Chandika and Gurusinha on July 10 for hurting the sentiments of the game. Two days later, Test series against South Africa will begin. It is believed that all three in the violation of ICC code of conduct can be banned for the two Test matches played against South Africa in July.