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Sri Lanka pace bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for bowling two dangerous deliveries in one over.
The incident occurred in the 50th over of England’s innings when Lakmal was warned after bowling a high full toss straight at Jos Buttler. However, he proceeded to do the same thing again in the same over and was stopped from bowling by on-field umpire Rod Tucker.
As a result, Lakmal was found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.8 of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code for Players and Players Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”.
“While making my decision, I took into account that it was dangerous and unfair bowling, there were no mitigating circumstances, and there was no remorse from the bowler,” match referee David Boon said.
Since Lakmal pleaded guilty to the charge, there will be no need for a formal hearing.