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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have all been ruled out of the two-Test series against South Africa following an ICC hearing.
Chandimal, Hathurusingha and Gurusinha have all admitted to violating the part of the ICC’s code of conduct that relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”.
The trio could now be banned for two to four Tests or four to eight limited overs matches.
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.
While ICC judicial commissioner Michael Beloff will announce what action he intends to take in “due course”, the trio will serve a two-match ban for the time being.
However, should Beloff decide to hand out the maximum of eight suspension points, the trio could miss four ODIs.