Sri Lanka hands Chamika Karunaratne suspended ban after a disciplinary inquiry
Chamika Karunaratne, Sri Lankan, all-rounded, has to face a one-year ban. Also, suspended for a year. By Sri Lanka Cricket following a “disciplinary inquiry”.
The SLC did not elaborate on how Karunaratne breached
The Board mentioned “several clauses” of the player’s agreement. Also, said that the player had pleaded guilty to all the charges leveled against him. He also has to a fine of $5,000 as the board quotes in their statements.
The SLC found Karunaratne to have breached multiple clauses by a tree member
The SLC found Karunaratne to have breached multiple clauses by a three-member inquiry panel. The all-rounders pleaded guilty to all charges levelled against him.
Karunaratne was handed a suspended ban of one-year from all forms of cricket and was also fined US $5000 for his breaches.
As SLC states:
“Considering the seriousness of the violations committed by Karunaratne, the Inquiry Panel by its report has recommended to the Executive Committee of the SLC to strongly warn the player to refrain from further violations and to impose a punishment that will not have an impact on his cricketing career,” SLC stated.
“Subsequent to the said findings and recommendations of the inquiry panel the Executive Committee of SLC has handed a one-year ban from taking part in all forms of Cricket, and the said ban will be suspended for a period of one year.”
Karunaratne featured in seven matches in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia. Picking up three wickets with minimal batting opportunities to make an impact.
Sri Lanka failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup. Which England won following a victory over Pakistan in the title clash earlier this month.
The SLC has also files a three-member panel that includes a retired high court judge to probe an alleged sexual assault case against batsman Danushka Gunathilaka.
The 31-year-old cricketer was under the case of sexual assault while in Australia for the tournament and was granted bail last week.