India vs Sri Lanka: Dilruwan Perera didn't consult dressing room over DRS on Day 4, claims SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket clarified that Dilruwan Perera did not take dressing room help for a DRS review during the third day's play and the call was delayed due to confusion regarding availability of referral.

PTI, Nov 19, 2017 19:31:22 IST

Kolkata: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Sunday clarified that Dilruwan Perera did not take dressing room help for a DRS review during the third day's play and the call was delayed due to confusion regarding availability of referral.

Perera was adjudged lbw off Mohammed Shami by on-field umpire Nigel Llong after being struck on the backfoot by an in-dipper off the last ball of the 57th over.

India vs Sri Lanka: Dilruwan Perera didnt consult dressing room over DRS on Day 4, claims SLC

File image of Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera. AP,. 

Perera first looked at his partner Rangana Herath and started walking back towards the pavilion. But he suddenly opted to review after turning towards the dressing room.

SLC though clarified that no dressing room help was sought.

"Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no "message from the dressing room" involved in the requested review," SLC said in a statement.

"Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-feild umpire Nigel Long if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr. Long answered in the affirmative. It was then that Dilruwan requested the review," the statement added.

"We wish to place on record that every single Sri Lankan player and official is not only strongly respectful and bounden to uphold the rules and regulations of the ICC, but plays their game of cricket under the ethics and principles of true sportsmanship and the Spirit of Cricket," added the board.

Updated Date: Nov 19, 2017 19:31:22 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254