NO BALL CONTROVERSY – Randiv suspended for 1 match

Sri Lankan Cricket Board acted swiftly to penalise players involved in the controversial ‘no ball’ in the India-Sri Lanka match that denied Indian opener Virender Sehwag a century.

Spinner Suraj Randiv who delivered the controversial ball that gave India a much needed victory, but denied the batsman a century, has been suspended from one match and his earnings from the India-Sri Lanka match has been forfeited. Randiv will not be playing the next Sri Lanka – New Zealand match today.

Sri Lankan batsman Tillkaratne Dilshan who reportedly suggested the no ball has also been penalised with his earnings of the India-Sri Lanka match being forfeited.

Sri Lankan Cricket Board has also pulled up captain Kumar Sangakkara and asked him to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in future.

Meanwhile Sangakkara took full responsibility for the incident and while refusing to concede that the ‘no ball’ was a deliberate one said that all teams in the world have gone through such incidents.

Sri Lankan media reported that Dilshan who was fielding at cover point, shouted in Sinhalese to Dilshan suggesting that he could bowl a no ball.


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