Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited over matches after his amassed negative points reached five during a course of 24-month soon after his most recent violation of ICC Code of conduct for which he is charged 30 percent fine and got two negative points. Amid the second T20 International against Australia in Geelong on Sunday, Dickwella was found culpable for contravention of article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Staff, which identifies with “indicating dispute at an umpire’s choice in an International Match.
As Niroshan Dickwella is charged 50 percent match fine and got three negative points in the fourth One-Day International match against South Africa in Cape Town on 8 February 2017, with the count of these two negative points, he has reached four negative points, which as per article 7.6 of the Code is equivalent to two suspension marks. Two suspension marks leads to eviction from one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever comes in order for the player. Dickwella has been suspended from his side’s third T20 match against Australia to be held in Adelaide on 22 February and also the coming limited over’s game he is probably going to play, which is as of now planned to be the first One Day International against Bangladesh on 25 March
The five negative points will stay on Dickwella’s disciplinary record during a course of twenty-four months from the day it’s imposed and if he ever reaches eight negative points during 24 months period, then it will be changed into four suspension points. Four suspension points directs to restriction from two Tests or four ODIs or four T20Is, whatever starts first for the player.
The episode in Geelong happened when Dickwella, showed resentment over an umpire’s decision after being declared caught behind, delayed to see the replay, kicked the turf and took a gander at his shoulder for a drawn out time frame. In a related occurrence, Australia wicket keeper, Tim Paine, also been charged 15 percent of his match fee and got one negative mark point for breaking Article 2.1.7 of the Code, which identifies with “utilizing dialect, activities or motions which could incite a forceful response from a batsman upon his/her expulsion amid an International Match.”
The occurrence happened when Paine uttered improper words after Dickwella had been declared caught behind. The charges were levied by on-field umpires Simon Broil and Sam Nogajski, third umpire Joel Wilson and fourth authority Michael Graham-Smith. For all first offenses, Level 1 comprise of official reprimand, 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and maybe one or two negative points.