Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal fined for 'dangerous' bowling
Wellington, March 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing "no remorse" after he bowled two beam balls in their win over England in a World Cup Group B match here on Sunday.
Lakmal was removed from the Sri Lanka attack by umpire Rod Tucker in the 50th over of England's innings after the right-armer bowled a second consecutive high full-pitched ball to batsman Jos Buttler.
"While making my decision, I took into account that it is was dangerous and unfair bowling. There were no mitigating circumstances, and there was no remorse from the bowler," ICC match referee was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
The charge was laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker, third umpire Chris Gaffaney and fourth umpire Simon Fry. All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and/or a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching rules related to 'conduct contrary to the spirit of the game'.