Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo
Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan and all-rounder Thisara Perera have both been fined for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the first ODI against England in Colombo.
Dilshan was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing, while Perera was docked 20 per cent of his match fee for verbally abusing England batsman Joe Root.
The incident involving Dilshan occurred in the 30th over of England’s innings when the ball hit all-rounder Moeen Ali on the pads. Dilshan’s initial appeal was turned down by umpire Simon Fry, but he continued to appeal for a longer period of time before the game resumed.
Perera’s breach revolves around article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which refers to conduct that is either: “(a) contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.
Both players accepted their charges, which were brought forth by on-field umpires Fry and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Steve Davis, fourth umpire Raveendra Wimalasiri and match referee David Boon.