Suranga Lakmal to Captain the Test series

Media Release

12th July, 2018

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Suranga Lakmal will captain the test series against South Africa, which commences today.

This is following a voluntary undertaking given by Dinesh Chandimal, Chandika Haturusinghe and Asanka Gurusinha to the Judicial Commissioner appointed by the International Cricket Council, who conducted yesterday’s ICC Code of Conduct Hearing that they will not take part in the test series against South Africa, pending the decision of the Judicial Commissioner on the hearing.

The undertaking was given in view of the fact that in any event the minimum suspension points issued for a level 3 offense is 4 points, amounting to the ban of two test matches.

Tilan Samaraweera will act as the acting coach in the absence of Chandika Haturusinghe.

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