Sri Lankan batsman Thirimanne fined

Colombo, Aug 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third day’s play of the second Test against India at the P.Sara Oval here on Saturday.

“Thirimanne was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match,” the ICC said in a statement.

The incident happened in the 85th over of Sri Lanka’s first innings when the left-handed batsman stood his ground for a prolonged period of time before leaving the crease while shaking his head after being adjudged caught behind by Wriddhiman Saha off pacer Ishant Sharma.

Following the draw of stumps on the third day’s play, Thirimanne admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker and third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.

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