BCCSL lashes Randhiv with a one match suspension

Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 11:20 [IST]
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BCCSL suspends Randhiv; Dilshan fined

Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv has been suspended for one match and asked to pay 50 per cent of his match fees by the Sri Lankan cricket board.

According to the news, the player has been ruled out for the match against New Zealand to be played on Thursday at ODI Triangular series.

The ban against Randiv has been imposed because few days back he had bowled a no-ball to Virendra Sehwag in a match against India.

Although India won the match by six wickets but Sehwag missed his century because of the no-ball delivered by Randiv.

Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan also has been fined for his role in depriving Indian opener Virender Sehwag a century. According to The Island report, it was Dilshan, who influenced off-spinner Suraj Randiv to bowl a no ball to deny the Indian opener of achieving the landmark.

"Suraj Randiv has been suspended from the next match against New Zealand on Thursday and his match fee for the India Vs Sri Lankan match on August 16, 2010, has been forfeited," SLC said in a statement on Wednesday.

"TM Dilshan's inference in this issue has resulted in his match fee for the same match also being forfeited.

"Furthermore, Captain Kumar Sangakkara, too has been advised to ensure that repetition of such incidents do not occur, where disrepute will be brought to the game of Cricket, affecting the spirit of the game," the statement added.

The decision to take disciplinary action against the players was taken by the six-member committee which met this afternoon to take action on the recommendations of team manager who probed the 'no-ball' controversy.

"Sri Lanka Cricket is extremely proud of its team and their achievements over the years. It is of paramount importance to maintain the discipline of the Gentlemen's game, especially with Sri Lanka Cricket being winners of the 'ICC Spirit of the Game' award for two consecutive years," the statement said.

"As such Sri Lanka Cricket has taken a stern decision against Suraj Randiv and T M Dilshan, for their actions during the 3rd ODI of the Micromax Tri-Series held on August 16, 2010, between India, in Dambulla, wherein Virender Sehwag was deprived of scoring his century due to the delivery of a no ball by Suraj Randiv," it added.


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