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No-ball row: I take full responsibility, says Sangakkara

Dambulla: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara took full responsibility for the ‘no-ball’ incident during his team’s tri-series match against India and said any player found guilty will be punished.

“I have taken full responsibility for what had happened and the matter is with the (Sri Lanka Cricket) Board. Any player guilty in the incident will have to be punished,” Sangakkara said at a press conference.

With the scores levelled in Monday’s tri-series match between India and Sri Lanka, off-spinner Suraj Randiv bowled a no-ball to deny Virender Sehwag a hundred and the ploy was condemned by everyone as it was not within the spirit of the game. Sehwag was left stranded on 99 though he hit the no-ball for a six.

According to local media, it was home side batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan who suggested Randiv to bowl the no-ball to Sehwag.

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