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Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after ban

AFP  |  Colombo 

skipper returned to their Twenty20 squad today after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game.

Chandimal was included in a 15-member squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South Africa's tour of the island nation Tuesday in Colombo, said in a statement.

The 28-year-old missed the two-Test series, which 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 for that match.

But he was included in the T20 squad and will play in the day-night game on Tuesday.

Chandimal was banned by the International Council along with and for refusing to take to the field for two hours during the second Test against the in June. It was shortly after Chandimal was accused of tampering with the ball.

The Sri Lanka was subsequently banned from the third Test against the and given a fine equal to his match fees. He was later banned for another two Tests and four ODIs after pleading guilty to violating the spirit of the game.

Sri Lanka T20 squad: (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

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 17:40 IST
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