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Sri Lanka batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited overs matches for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.
The incident occurred in the second Twenty20 International against Australia in Geelong, where Dickwella was given out caught behind off the bowling of James Faulkner while attempting to scoop the ball.
Replays showed that the ball had come off his shoulder rather than his bat and Dickwella “paused to view the replay, kicked the turf and looked at his shoulder for a prolonged period of time”.
In addition to being suspended, Dickwella was also fined 30 per cent of his match fee and will not be permitted to play the third and final Twenty20 International in Adelaide on Wednesday.
Dickwella’s suspension was based on the fact that he has now racked up five demerit points, with two coming from the incident on Sunday and the other three stemming from his clash with South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada in February.
Meanwhile, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine was docked 15 per cent of his match fee after he was found guilty of using “inappropriate words” following Dickwella’s dismissal.