Sri Lanka captain to escape Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

The fallout of Australia's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa won't be felt on the world stage until later this year, meaning Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will avoid a heavy sanction should he be found guilty of the offence against the West Indies.


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Footage does not show any ICC code violation: Grab a snack out of pocket – OK; Use saliva to shine the ball – common practice; allegation is based on false & silly assumptions. 1) this is the only time Chandimal use saliva? 2) Chandial’s saliva was sticky after finish eating the snack (prove it). 3) this saliva application made a permanent damage to the surface of ball (prove this dumb assumption). Have the umpires checked whether ball was in good condition right before and right after saliva application? Apparently, No, since it was used until the end of the day. It implies that the ball was in good condition at the end of the day. In fact, no complain from umpires through out the day. Then the footage was interpreted with prejudice against Chandimal and gave SL massive disadvantage by changing the ball. This unjust act gave a disadvantage to Akila’s spin bowling, 5-run penalty, loss of time and in fact, robbed away SL opportunity to win the 2nd test. The whole event clearly shows that these umpires are inept to reason rationally. Nevertheless, ICC should bring clarity about players using saliva to shine ball and keeping snacks in pocket.

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