Sri Lanka has been forced to send back leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay back home on the disciplinary ground ahead of the 3rd and the final test scheduled to be played in Barbados. It kicked off on Saturday (June 23).
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An official from Sri Lanka claimed that Vandersay was sent back home on breaking the contractual obligations. It is confined between the tour management and the officials back home.
As per reports in the Cricbuzz, it is learnt three Lankan players visited a nightclub in St Lucia following the conclusion of the final day’s play in Antigua.
The team management made a complaint to the police when the 28-year-old spinner was not found in his hotel room following that.
The leg-spinner Vandersay, however, claimed that his two other teammates left him alone in the nightclub and went back to the hotel. He was left all alone and lost his way after that.
Interestingly, it was comprehended by Vandersay to the team management. However, a breach in the Code of Conduct meant he had to head back to Sri Lanka.
It is not the first time Jeffrey Vandersay has been sent back home from the middle of a tour. Even last year, he was warned after missing domestic games ahead of the tour of India.
The tour of Windies has been a trouble-prone for the Lankans so far. Angelo Mathews returned back home due to personal reasons. Even fast bowler Lahiru Gamage was injured and had to fly back home.
Chandimal was charged on ball tampering:
In the second Test skipper, Dinesh Chandimal was charged with ball-tampering by on-field umpires Ian Gould and Aleem Dar. He along with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha was charged from breaking the world cricket body ICC’s Code of Conduct.
The Sri Lankan team held up a play for two hours as there was a huge delay before the third day’s proceedings eventually began. They refused the on-field umpire’s demand of awarding five penalty runs to the Windies.
Chandimal went to appeal against the charge. However, his appeal was rejected after ICC Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff didn’t agree to his plea.
Board found Chandimal guilty and won’t be part of the Sri Lankan XI for the day-night Test. In such a scenario, Suranga Lakmal is leading the team.