STATEMENT ON ‘’Changing the Condition of the Ball’’

Media Release

 16th June, 2018

The team management has informed us that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrong doing during the ongoing (2nd) test match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies.

The team on the 3rd day of the match protested a decision taken by the Umpires citing ‘’Changing the Condition of the Ball’’.

SLC advised the team to take the field to ensure the continuity of the match and wish to commend the decision taken by the team to continue with the game ‘under protest’ to ensure the upholding of the spirit of the game.

Minister of Sports Hon. Faiszer Musthapa, and the Competent Authority of SLC, Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri in collaboration with the SLC CEO Mr. Ashley De Silva and Mr. Chandima Mapatuna, Head of International Cricket of SLC conveyed to the team management that SLC shall take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team.

SLC reiterates its commitment to adhering to the laws of the game and upholding the spirit of the game. SLC stands firm in our commitment to protect the dignity of the national cricketers at all times.

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