SLC disciplinary action over Sri Lanka trio guilty for Durham bio-bubble breach

SLC disciplinary action over Sri Lanka trio guilty for Durham bio-bubble breach

SLC disciplinary action over Sri Lanka trio guilty for Durham bio-bubble breach

August 2, 2021  Authorbjbajian

Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka, two Sri Lankan cricketers, have found themselves in severe difficulties after a long ban was recommended against them. Both players should be fined US$25,000 and banned from all format of cricket for a year for breaking the bio-secure bubble while on the England trip. Niroshan Dickwella, on the other hand, is likely to face a lengthy suspension from all forms of the game, as well as a fine of US$ 25,000.

This decision was made by a five-member committee consisting of Justice Nimal Dissanayaka (Retired Supreme Court of Sri Lanka), Panduka Keerthinanda (Attorney-at-Law), Asela Rekawa (Attorney-at-Law), Uchitha Wickremasinghe (Attorney-at-Law), Major General (Retired) M. R. W. De Zoysa (A The panel was formed to deal with the incident's disciplinary punishment, and its conclusion is currently awaiting approval by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee.

Sri Lanka Cricket Board was expected to begin trials in this case against the cricketers. While on tour, Sri Lanka's vice-captain Kusal Mendis, wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka were guilty of violating the bio-bubble protocols.

Because of the pandemic's uncertainty, cricket is played in bio-secure surroundings. However, if a player violates the rules, it puts the entire team and the series in jeopardy. The athletes' non-compliance with the bio-secure bubble protocols had previously gone viral in videos and photographs. The three Sri Lankan cricketers were spotted wandering around a Durham market and were recorded by a local. The recordings went viral on social media, and the players were widely chastised for their irresponsible behaviour.

The outcome of their investigation will now determine the three Sri Lankan cricketers' future. In England, the team had a dismal series. In the ODI series, they were thrashed by the hosts, and they also lost the T20Is. Their tour performances had put them under a lot of criticism.