Four players charged after heated exchange

Four players taking part in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo have been brought to book by the ICC, after a nasty altercation on day four saw umpires stepping in.

Dhammika Prasad, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, and Ishant Sharma, who was batting at 11 for India, were the main culprits, but Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have also been charged, for stepping into the fray.

Prasad, frustrated at India's tail-end resistance, sent down his two legal bouncer for the over, to Ishant, who smiled and ducked out the way. Angry, Prasad then bowled two more bouncers, despite the umpire's warning.

They pair exchanged words, other stepped in with Chandimal nudging Sharma with his shoulder, and the umpires told them to calm down. Then as the innings ended and Ishant was walking off the field, Prasad ran after him and continued to shout at him.

The ICC tweeted: "Chandimal, Sharma, Thirimanne and Prasad charged for breaching ICC Code of Conduct. Details to be announced after the conclusion of the Test."

This will be the second time in the series that Ishant gets into trouble, as he was fined 65 percent of his match fee after the second Test for misconduct as well.