Danushka, Dickwella & Mendis found guilty : Long ban recommended

July 29, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Sri Lanka cricketers Kusal Mendis and Dhanushka Gunatilake have been recommended to be banned for more than a year from all forms of cricket along with a fine of US$ 25,000 for breaching the bio-bubble while on tour to England, according to cricket sources.

Meanwhile, Niroshan Dickwella has also been recommended a long suspension from all forms of cricket and a fine of US$ 25,000.

The decision was taken by a five member committee appointed to conduct a disciplinary inquiry into the actions of the cricketers while on tour to England.

The decision taken this afternoon by the Committee requires it to be ratified by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee.

Investigations were launched by the SLC after a video was circulated on social media showing Sri Lankan cricketers Danushka Gunatilake, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis roaming the streets of Durham on 27th June.

The cricketers were said to have broken the bio-bubble in which they were placed while on tour to England.

The incident created a buzz on social media, with many cricket fans criticizing the behaviour of the cricketers.

The decision taken at the disciplinary inquiry held this week will decide the future of the three cricketers with regard to the national team. (NewsWire)

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