Sri Lankan cricketers Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella were handed a one-year ban last month after the players were caught breaking the bio-bubble protocols during the England tour. Surprisingly, recent reports are suggesting that 2 of the 3 players are set to leave Sri Lanka and re-start their careers in the United States. Lets look at 2 Banned Lankan Players to play in the USA .
2 Banned Lankan Players to play in the USA
As reported by The Sunday Morning Sports, one of the three banned players decided to leave Lanka last week and the second one just followed his footsteps recently. The reports further suggest that the players will mint up to $125,000 per annum while featuring for the US in the span of three years.
“The said arrangement is to play for the U.S.A. for $ 125,000 per year, for three years. In his inquiry, the player was proved to lie to the disciplinary committee on a fatal accident that he had committed some time ago. Now he is trying to take on the SLC CEO over his punishment,” the source stated.
The report further adds that a legendary cricketer has backed the two Sri Lankan cricketers to take this decision. “This legend is a good pal of the player-manager of the two players who now try to leave the country. The legend well known in the cricket circles for playing covert double games,” the source revealed.
However, this won’t be the first time a Sri Lankan player will be moving to the USA to lift their career. In the past, Shehan Jayasuriya also dropped the Sri Lankan national team to participate in the LA Open T20 Championship 2021. Former Sri Lankan pacer Dilhara Fernando played has also featured in that competition.