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Sri Lanka have sent leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay back home from the ongoing tour of the West Indies due to conduct that breached his player contract.
The board revealed the decision had been made after an “incident” report was filed by Sri Lanka’s team management.
Vandersay’s departure comes in the midst of a troubling time for the national team as captain Dinesh Chandimal for banned for the third Test against the West Indies in Barbados after being found guilty of ball tampering.
Even though Chandimal appealed against the ban, his suspension was upheld.
Furthermore, Chandimal, head Chandika Hathurusingha and team manager Asanka Gurusinha could be banned for two to four Tests or four to eight limited overs matches after admitting to violating the part of the ICC’s code of conduct that relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”.
Chandimal, Hathurusingha and Gurusinha were all charged with a level 3 offence by ICC chief executive David Richardson after Sri Lanka refused to take to the field on the third day of the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia. As a result of their actions, play was suspended for two hours.
The hearing for the charge relating to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game” will be held on Wednesday.