Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal fined half match-fee for misconduct

first_imgSri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal has been fined half of his match fee for throwing the ball dangerously at Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during their abandoned one-day international in Bulawayo on Monday. (Latest Cricket stories)Lightning and heavy rain caused the game, the fourth in a triangular series also featuring West Indies, to be abandoned after 13 overs.The incident occurred during the second over of the match when Chibhabha stayed in his crease after playing a shot and was not attempting a run.”The throw missed the batsman and went to the wicketkeeper, but such a reaction from the bowler was deemed as contrary to the spirit of the game,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Tuesday.Two demerit points have also been added to Lakmal’s disciplinary record, the governing body added.If a player accumulates four to seven demerit points within a two-year period they are converted into two suspension points, which brings a ban for one Test or two ODIs or T20Is, whatever comes first.No hearing was required after Lakmal admitted his offence and accepted the penalties.last_img

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