Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Randiv banned for one match, Dilshan fined for no-ball fiasco

Sri Lankan cricket board on Wednesday cracked the whip on its players by suspending spinner Suraj Randiv for one match and imposing a fine on Thillakaratne Dilshan for his role in depriving Indian opener Virender Sehwag a century.

Captain Kumar Sangakkara was also reprimanded and has been advised to ensure that repetition of such incidents do not occur in future. Suraj Randiv has been suspended from the next match against New Zealand on Thursday and his match fee for the India vs Sri Lankan match on August 16, 2010, has been forfeited.

TM Dilshan's inference in this issue has resulted in his match fee for the same match also being forfeited. Furthermore, captain Kumar Sangakkara has to ensure that repetition of such incidents do not occur, where disrepute will be brought to the game of cricket, affecting the spirit of the game.

The decision to take disciplinary action against the players was taken by the six-member committee which meet this afternoon to take action on the recommendations of team manager who probed the 'no-ball' controversy.

The apologies prompted the Indian team management to declare the episode a "closed chapter" while the BCCI also made it clear that it would not pursue the case any further.

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