Niroshan Dickwella, Sri Lanka’s in-form player faces a ban of two matches (limited overs) as he was found breaching the International Cricket Council Code of Conduct in the second T20I of the three-match T20I series against Australia they played on February 19. Dickwella showed dissent when the Umpire adjudged him out in the second T20I when Faulkner got an edge past his bat to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.
In order to get banned a player has to cross a total of 4 demerit points. Dickwella had already got fined 50 per cent of his match fees and in fourth ODI against South Africa earlier this month. Dickwella crossed the demerit points like when he conceded 2 more demerit points in the second T20I which turned out to be a thriller of a match with last ball finish.
The ICC Official said, “Dickwella was found guilty for showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision. He kicked the turf and looked at his shoulder for a prolonged period of time (he was given out”.
Australian wicketkeeper Paine was found breaching the ICC Code of Conduct as well. “Paine was found using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match,” added the ICC Official.
Paine was fined 15 per cent of his match fee along with a demerit point in the second T20I played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Geelong.
Dickwella will be missing the third T20I against Australia and the first ODI against Bangladesh which is scheduled to be held on March 25. Bad news continues to come Dickwella’s way as he was not bidden upon in IPL Auction as well.