Chandimal has breached Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions.
"The team management has informed us that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrongdoing during the ongoing Test match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies", a statement from SLC said.
That decision did not bode well with the Sri Lanka players and management, who protested the decision, and players remained off the field for almost the first hour.
Sri Lanka eventually took to the field at 10.50am local time - 50 minutes after the scheduled start - but there was a further delay of 40 minutes as, having taken to the field, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal began arguing with the umpires before a delivery was bowled.
"The players and the team management were adamant that the game should be forfeited as the match officials were accusing them without showing any concrete evidence".
It is understood that the umpires were concerned about the condition of the ball at the end of the first day's play of the second Test. It was done to ensure the continuity of the match.
The ICC tweeted the news on Sunday, saying more details would follow.
Sri Lanka on Saturday night said that it will defend the National cricket team over ball tampering allegations which surfaced in the West Indies.
Opening batsman Devon Smith anchored the innings with a painstaking 61 but it was the fifth-wicket pair of Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich whose stand of 78 runs wrested the initiative from the Sri Lankans.
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Second time around the tourists lost Kusal Perera for 20 en route to 34 for one - a deficit of 13.
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