Sri Lankan government initiates probe after Bangladesh players wreck dressing room
The Government of Sri Lanka launched a probe into the recent incident involving damage to the dressing room glass panes at Premadasa Stadium by Bangladesh players.
CCTV footage showed some Bangladesh players hurling down the stairs in front of the dressing room door with glass door strewn on the stairs.
“Sri Lankan govt launches probe into the incident of property damage after Bangladesh cricket team’s victory over #SriLanka in #Nidahastrophy match,” tweeted All India Radio News.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) March 17, 2018
Match referee Chris Broad reportedly has witnessed the footage and briefed up with the catering staff who accused the Bangladeshi players responsible for the ruckus.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, Broad might not take those statements as fact for his work and has asked for footage to ascertain the identity of the culprit. However, the team management of the Bangladesh cricket team offered to pat the damage.
During the last over of the match, players from the two teams were involved in an on-field tiff due to chaos initiated by umpires regarding the ruling of the no-ball.
It is learnt that the ground staff would submit a report to match referee Chris Broad before noon local time on Saturday. Umpires will also study the footage of the closing stages before deciding whether to press charges.
How it all unfolded?
It all started with a short delivery from Isuru Udana which Mustafizur missed. The square leg umpire forgot to signal his partner at the bowling end. Therefore, the subsequent short pitch delivery, which Mustafizur missed again, created quite a chaos in the middle.
Due to the miscommunication, Bangladesh thought the second delivery was a no-ball. However, the signal did not reach the umpire at bowler’s end. So the umpire declared ball legitimate delivery.
The run out of the Rahman in the second delivery added fuel to the fire as Shakib al Hasan protested against the proceedings, claiming about the no-ball. One thing led to another, and the Sri Lankans and Bangladesh players were involved in an on-field tussle.