Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella Fined and Reprimanded on Debut

Updated: 28 July 2014 17:15 IST

The ICC said in a statement that the 21-year-old Niroshan Dickwella was fined 10 percent of his match fee and given an official reprimand after he pleaded guilty to the offense.

Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella Fined and Reprimanded on Debut
Dickwella pleaded guilty to claiming an unfair catch. © AP

Colombo:

Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined and reprimanded for claiming an unfair catch in the ongoing second cricket test against South Africa, International Cricket Council authorities said Sunday.

The ICC said in a statement that the 21-year-old was fined 10 percent of his match fee and given an official reprimand after he pleaded guilty to the offense.

The incident occurred during the third day's play Saturday when South African batsman A.B. de Villiers gloved a ball that Dickwella collected on the bounce and immediately claimed it to be a catch.

The batsman was ruled not out after television replays.

Topics : Sri Lanka South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo Cricket
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