Sportsmen do a lot of things to make things work for them on the field, whether it is working out all through the day, maintaining a strict diet or anything in between. Sometimes they end up doing things during the game which do not make any sense at all. They are driven by the reward of victory so much that they lose sight of what is right and what is wrong.
Cricket is one such sport which brings out such emotions amongst its players, a few months ago a ball tampering scandal rocked the cricketing world, when gAustralian cricketers Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner were caught tampering the ball by rubbing it with sandpaper.
Strict action was taken against these players and they were banned from the game for a year. This time around there is another video which has cropped up, featuring Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal. Yes, a video has surfaced online and guess Chandimal is in serious trouble.
ICC has charged him with charges of ball tampering. This happened during the 2nd day of the 2nd test between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Gros Islet Stadium. The ball’s shape is somewhat unusual.
The umpires were suspicious of the condition of the ball and hence changed the ball. The fun part is that Dinesh Chandimal and the Sri Lankan Team were not happy with the decision and this lead to a 2 hour delay on the 3rd day.
However, Chandimal did not accept the ball tampering charges being put on him. But the video of Chandimal doing something to the ball is being circulated online.
Chandimal is seen putting the ball in his pocket and scrubbing it and then taking it out and putting saliva on the ball. It is suspected that saliva has some sweet content which could help the ball swing.