SLC committee meeting today to take action on manager probe

Dambulla (Sri Lanka): In a fast-paced development, a six-member committee of Sri Lanka Cricket will meet this afternoon to take action on the recommendations of team manager who probed the `no-ball` controversy during the home side`s tri-series match against India on Monday.

"A six-member interim committee has been set up by the SLC to consider the recommendations in the report submitted by team manager last night," a top source said today.

The meeting will be held after 2 pm local time in Colombo.

The source said the meeting will focus on the video footages of the last three balls of India`s run chase in the tri-series match which the visiting side won by six wickets.

Sri Lanka Cricket interim chairman DS de Silva will head the committee while his secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and treasurer Sujeewa Rajapakse and three other SLC officials are the other members.

Sehwag was just one short of his 13th ODI hundred when off-spinner Suraj Randiv, who had not bowled a no ball in the Test or ODI series this season, bowled one which was hit by the opener for a six.

However, it did not count because the no ball amounted to India`s winning run leaving Sehwag on an unbeaten 99.

Embarrassed by the `no-ball` controversy, Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday initiated an inquiry into the incident by team manager Anura Tennekoon even as the bowler and top SLC officials offered apologies to calm the furore.

The apologies prompted the Indian team management to declare the episode a "closed chapter" while the BCCI also made it clear that it would not pursue the case any further.

Sri Lankan media reports today said it was Tillakaratne Dilshan who suggested Randiv to bowl a no ball to deny Sehwag his century.