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How the ball-tampering episode unfolded in St Lucia

SL captain Dinesh Chandimal has been officially charged with ball tampering in the ongoing Test. Here is the sequence that led to the state of events

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Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC, Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal Srinath after the conclusion of the Test

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Building the World Cup jigsaw

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka

Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

England news

ODI series

Woakes ruled out of Australia ODIs with knee problem

Seamer managing "chronic" problem and won't return before India series; Ben Stokes also unlikely to feature against Australia

More teams in the World Cup?

World Cup 2019

Sunil Gavaskar backs ten-team World Cup format

If countries aren't good enough to make it through the qualifiers, then they don't deserve a place, according to former India captain

England v Australia

One-day series

Khawaja 'extremely disappointed' by ODI omission

The Australia batsman indicated that "training hard" will be a key to his return to the team's white-ball ranks

Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Having lost 13 of their last 15 completed ODIs, they have fallen behind Pakistan to sixth place

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