ICC fine Lak­mal

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SRI LANKA fast bowler Su­ranga Lak­mal has been fined 50 per­cent of his match fee for an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Zim­babwe opener Chamu Chib­habha dur­ing Mon­day’s washout.

Ac­cord­ing to an ICC re­lease, “Lak­mal dan­ger­ously threw the ball back at Chib­habha at the striker’s end” in the sec­ond over of play, in breach of ar­ti­cle 2.1.1 of the ICC code of con­duct.

In ad­di­tion to the fine, Lak­mal was handed two de­merit points; a player who gets four de­merit points in a 24-month pe­riod will re­ceive a ban of one Test or two ODIs, or two T20s, based on his team’s sched­ule.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing the sec­ond over of the match when Lak­mal dan­ger­ously threw the ball back at Zim­babwe opener Chamu Chib­habha at the striker’s end when the bats­man had stayed in his crease af­ter play­ing a shot and was not at­tempt­ing a run,” the ICC re­lease said.

“The throw missed the bats­man and went to the wick­et­keeper, but such a re­ac­tion from the bowler was deemed as con­trary to the spirit of the game.”

Only 13.3 overs were pos­si­ble in the game, due to rain, af­ter which the charge was lev­elled against Lak­mal by the four of­fi­ci­at­ing um­pires, Michael Gough, Lang­ton Rusere, Richard Illing­worth and Jeremiah Mat­i­biri. Lak­mal pleaded guilty, and ac­cepted the sanc­tion pro­posed by match ref­eree Jav­a­gal Sri­nath, mean­ing there was no need for a hear­ing. — ESPN Sports

Su­ranga Lak­mal in ac­tion against Zim­babwe

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