Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sri Lanka Cricket hailed for quick action on Randiv, Dilshan

Appreciation and praise came from all quarters after the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) took quick and strong action against Suraj Randiv and Tilakratne Dilshan for the no-ball fiasco during the game against India.

ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat hailed the Sri Lankan Cricket Board, saying "The Spirit of Cricket is a fundamental part of our great sport and it is pleasing to see our Members upholding it in such a decisive manner".

The ICC has termed the incident as a closed chapter. The BCCI had already refused to raise the issue after the SLC and Randiv apologised to Sehwag for denying him a well-deserving hundred.

Former Indian cricketers, including legendary Sunil Gavaskar have welcomed Sri Lankan Cricket Board’s swift action. They believe that it will set a right precedent for others in the coming days.

Suraj Randiv was suspended for one ODI and lost his match fee. Dilshan, who coaxed him to bowl a deliberate no-ball, was also fined his full match fee. Skipper Kumara Sangakkara was reprimanded by the SLC.

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