Did Chandimal use Murray Mint?

By Samantha Hewabandula

The concern or allegation against Sri Lanka cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal is that he may have used Murray Mint to change the condition of the ball during the Test against the West Indies.

The mint had been used in the past as well by cricketers to shine the ball resulting in the players being accused of ball tampering.

Former England player Marcus Trescothick had also admitted in a book that he used the mint in the 2005 Ashes against Australia.

The saliva from these mints aided swinging, Trescothick wrote in his autobiography Coming Back To Me.

Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday.

Chandimal has appealed against the ruling.

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