There seems to be no end to controversies surrounding Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). If it was skipper Dinesh Chandimal with the ball-tampering controversy, it is spinner Jeffrey Vandersay who has been sent home after he breached his contractual obligations. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli Feature in Dinesh Chandimal's All-Time Test XI
Apparently, he went out with his friends to party and did not return to the hotel within the permitted time. On returning to the hotel late, he said that his friends had left him alone in the nightclub and hence he was late. This did not go down well with Sri Lanka management, as he had done similar things in the past. SLC came down hard at the spinner and sent him home. Back in 2017, he had skipped domestic matches ahead of the tour of India and had been warned after that. Also Read - Former Quick Manoj Prabhakar in Favour of Proposed Ball-Tampering Law
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are playing the 3rd Test against West Indies in Bridgetown. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. West Indies managed to score 132 for 5 in a rain-curtailed Day 1. Only 46.3 overs were bowled. It was Dowrich’s 60* that saved the day for the hosts, who were in trouble early on at 5 for 53. For the troubled visitors, Lakmal and Rajitha were the pick of the bowlers, scalping 2 wickets apiece.
On Day 2, provided full 90 overs are played, the visitor’s will first look to wrap up the remaining 5 wickets in the first session and then look to bat long.