Dinesh Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after serving ban

WION Web Team
Colombo, Sri Lanka Published: Aug 09, 2018, 06:41 PM(IST)

A file photo of Dinesh Chandimal Photograph:( Reuters )

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal made a comeback to his national team's Twenty20 squad on Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game.

Chandimal has been named in a 15-member squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South Africa's tour in Colombo. 

The 28-year-old missed the two-Test series, which Sri Lanka won, and was out of the first four one-day internationals. 

The fifth and final ODI is on Sunday, but Chandimal was not included in the squad. However, he was included in the T20 squad and will play in the day-night game.

Chandimal was banned by the International Cricket Council along with coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha for refusing to take to the field for two hours during the second Test against the West Indies in June. 

It was shortly after Chandimal was accused of tampering with the ball.

Sri Lanka T20 squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Shehan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dinesh Chandimal, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lakshan Sandakan, and Binura Fernando. 

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