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Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera wrapped up Sri Lanka's win, Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 6, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera rolls out the switch hit, Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 6, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Yuzvendra Chahal burst through the defences of Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 6, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera raced to a 22-ball fifty, Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 6, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Jeevan Mendis celebrates a wicket, Sri Lanka v India, Nidahas Trophy, Colombo, March 6, 2018 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Mendis scooped the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series awards, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)


Amila Aponso celebrates the wicket of Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)


Shehan Madushanka struck twice with the new ball, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sylhet (ESPNCI)

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* ICC charges Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with ball-tampering

June 17 (CP) Colombo- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka cricket captain, with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia. The ICC on Sunday tweeted that "Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct."
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* Gabriel's 8 for 62 sets West Indies 296 target

June 18 (ESPNCI) Shannon Gabriel blasted out Sri Lanka's two final wickets inside his first two overs of the day, leaving West Indies a target of 296 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Those wickets gave Gabriel innings figures of 8 for 62, and match figures of 13 for 121 - the third best match analysis in West Indies' storied Test history.
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* Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

June 17 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has denied charges of attempting to change the condition of the ball during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in St Lucia*. By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC for "changing the condition of the ball", Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal Srinath after the conclusion of the Test.
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* Sri Lanka gets Australian help to fight doping in sports

June 18 (AFP) Sri Lanka has launched a joint effort with Australia's anti-doping agency to tackle drug cheats, including athletes using traditional medicines to hide banned substances, officials said Monday. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) will give technical expertise and eventually carry out joint research into doping, officials said.
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* Mendis, Chandimal build Sri Lanka's lead after Gabriel's double-strike

June 17 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka nosedived into crisis early on day four, losing three wickets for 14 runs after resumption, but a confident Kusal Mendis and a lucky Dinesh Chandimal provided stability to the innings. By lunch, the pair was unbeaten, Mendis having strode to 53 off 72 balls, while Chandimal was on 27 off 82.
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* ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

June 17 (ESPNCI) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has escaped a more severe ball-tampering charge because the ICC is yet to approve newly-modified sanctions for the offence. Under the revised rules, recommended by its influential cricket committee, that the ICC is likely to pass at its annual conference later this month, ball tampering will be upgraded from a Level 2 offence to Level 3.
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