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Dickwella fined and reprimanded on debut

Sri Lanka's Dickwella fined and reprimanded for claiming unfair catch on his debut

Dickwella fined and reprimanded on debut

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- 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.


Updated : 2021-03-08 03:53 GMT+08:00