LONDON- Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct after the team delayed play during the second Test against West Indies.

During the third day last Saturday in St Lucia, Sri Kanka players refused to go onto the field  after match officials accused them of altering the condition of the ball on the previous day. The senior members would later return to the field “under protest.”

ICC said on Friday that the players had breached their Article 2.3.1 of the Code of Conduct, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”

In a statement, ICC said, “This action was alleged to amount to a serious breach of the Laws of Cricket and to be contrary to the spirit of the game.”

ICC will now let Judicial commissioner Michael Beloff who has been appointed to oversee the case and determine the punishment for the three senior members of the.

A hearing has been set for later on Friday,after  Sri Lanka’s captain Chandimal was found guilty of ball tampering during the second Test but he has appealed the decision and the one match suspension he received.

Photo Credit- Wide World of Sports – Nine

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