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How did it unfold on Saturday

Ball-Tampering drama:



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The third day’s play of the second cricket Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka which is to begin on Saturday (June 16) did not start on schedule, at 9.30 am, in St Lucia. West Indies were 118-2 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 1st innings total of 253. Devon Smith (53 n.o.) and Shai Hope (2 n.o.) were the two not-out batsmen at the crease.

That was due to allegations that are made against Sri Lanka by the ICC match officials,including Referee Javagal Srinath (India) and on-field umpires, Aleem Dar(Pakistan) and Ian Gould (England), on tampering the ball during second day’s play.

The officials say they have videos that are showing a Sri Lankan player applying on the ball a foreign substance during play.

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