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Star Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga suspended for Bangladesh Test: Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Soon after announcing his decision to return to Test cricket after retiring from the Test format last year, Sri Lankan all-rounder Hasaranga has been suspended for the two-Test series against Bangladesh.

Hasaranga was found guilty of violating Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with "dissenting an umpire's decision during an international match," during the third ODI of the just-finished series against Bangladesh. has to do with "show".

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Hasaranga grabbed an umpire’s cap during the game’s 37th over and made fun of the umpire in the contest.  Bangladesh won the series 2-1 and the match by a margin of four wickets.

He was given three demerit points and a 50% punishment for his infraction. His 24-month total of demerit points increased to eight as a result.

The all-rounder was already on five demerit points following his three demerit points in the third Twenty20 International encounter against Afghanistan in Dambulla earlier this month. Afterwards, he was disqualified from participating in two Twenty20 matches versus Bangladesh.

Kusal Mendis, the captain of Sri Lanka in the One-Day Internationals, was also fined 50% and given three demerit points for a Level 2 infraction when he “abused the umpires while shaking hands with them” at the conclusion of the third match.

Article 2.13 of the Code, which deals with “Personal abuse of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire or Match Referee during an International Match,” was violated in this case. For Mendis, this was his first infraction in a 24-month span.

Hasaranga and Mendis both acknowledged their transgressions and consented to the penalties suggested by Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees Andy Pycroft.

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