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Sri Lanka refuse to take field vs West Indies after umpires query ball

West Indies were batting and have reached 118 for two in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 253. Devon Smith was at the crease having struck a half century along with Shai Hope.

cricket Updated: Jun 16, 2018 21:18 IST
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Sri Lanka trail West Indies 1-0 in the three match Test series.(Twitter)

Sri Lanka refused to take to the field on the third day of the second Test match against the West Indies at the Darren Sammy stadium in St Lucia on Saturday after the umpires demanded a change of ball.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould instructed that the ball be changed before the start of play, which could be because they were not satisfied with the condition of the ball being used at the end of the second day’s play.

West Indies were batting and have reached 118 for two in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 253. Devon Smith was at the crease having struck a half century along with Shai Hope.

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The Sri Lankan team reacted to the umpires’ decision by refusing to come onto the field to allow play to restart.

Discussions are ongoing with the umpires, match referee Javagal Srinath and Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal.

Sri Lanka lost the first Test of the three-test series against the Windies in Trinidad by 226 runs.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 21:17 IST