Disgraced Australian cricketer, David Warner has been signed by the St. Lucia Stars to participate in the upcoming season of Caribbean Premier League 2018. He was welcomed by the St. Lucia Stars’ captain Daren Sammy.
However, in return, Warner took a dig at himself, as St. Lucia Stars’ home ground is the Daren Sammy Stadium, the same venue which saw another ball-tampering saga unfold between Sri Lanka and West Indies, in the second Test of the series.
The Sri Lankan team made quite a scene on the third day of the second Test at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St. Lucia; as they refused to take the field for almost two hours after the umpires changed the ball amidst ball tampering allegations.
Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, the two on-field umpires, sought a change of ball before the start of play and then asked the two West Indian openers to choose the ball, confirming that they had charged Sri Lanka with tampering with the ball and also awarded West Indies five penalty runs as a result.
Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and Asanka Gurusinha vehemently protested the move and even had a long chat with match referee Javagal Srinath. This was enough for the start of the play to be delayed for two hours.