Chandimal denied ball tampering blames in ICC hearing after Test
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct and a hearing will be held following the conclusion of the ongoing cricket Test against the West Indies. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, and third umpire Richard Kettleborough had charged Chandimal after the third day's play on Saturday for changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions.
"The officials laid the charge after television footage from the final session's play on Friday appeared to show the Sri Lanka captain taking sweets out from his left pocket and putting these in his mouth, before applying the artificial substance to the ball which the umpires viewed as an attempt to change its condition," the ICC said in a statement. Video evidence will be used during the hearing held by match referee Javagal Srinath which will also be attended by the match officials as well as members of the Sri Lanka team management.
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