Chandimal appeals ball-tampering suspension, says he had multiple edibles in pocket

Chandimal's appeal is likely to hinge on what he put in his mouth. One of the probable contentions is that Chandimal had a number of things in his pocket during the day, including cough lozenges (which you cannot apply to the ball) but also almonds, and he does not remember which of those things...


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Yep fair point and worth pursing I reckon. As the law stands it was clear that Chandi put something in his mouth but the charge assumes its a banned substance. Good shot from SL to spot a flaw and ICC will need a new practice of checking pockets before taking the field.

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ICC should prohibit using saliva on the ball. That 's it. No more BS.

Clothing and the sweat are enough to shine the ball. Let us stop these nonsense and get on with the game.
Cricket is a simple game where you don't have to fight legal battles. The only battle should be in the middle.

I like Stormy's suggestion of checking the pockets. Players will love it if it is done by young ladies.

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