Sri Lankan cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Javagal Srinath to be suspended from the third Test in the case of tampering with the ball.
Chandimal was found guilty of tampering with the ball during the second cricket Test against the West Indies and was suspended from a match as punishment. The Sri Lankan cricketer had found the ICC wearing a ball on the ball during the second Test played at St. Lucia, which was confirmed in the video footage. According to the ICC Chandimal had a sweet substance in the mouth.
Sri Lankan captain Chandimal appealed against a test ban imposed on him on Thursday. ICC said in its statement “Chandimal has appealed against the decision to suspend him from a Test after the match referee’s investigation.”
Match referee Srinath blamed him after investigating charges against Chandimal. Although he has described the statement given by the Sri Lankan cricketer in his defense as unsatisfactory, Chandimal had described himself as innocent. Srinath imposed a fine of 100 percent of the match fee after ICC conviction after Chandimal was convicted.
The 28-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer will not play against the West Indies in the third and final Test starting in Bridgetown on Saturday. The hosts are still ahead of the series 1-0.