Sri Lanka Cricket hand Chamika Karunaratne suspended ban for disciplinary breach throughout T20 World Cup in Australia

Chamika Karunaratne has been handed a one-year suspended ban by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after a disciplinary inquiry of the board discovered him responsible of breaching the participant settlement – the precise nature of the violation has not been made public – through the current males’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Karunaratne, the 26-year-old allrounder, was additionally fined US$5000 after pleading responsible to the fees.

“Contemplating the seriousness of the violations dedicated by Mr. Karunaratne, the Inquiry Panel by its report has really useful to the Government Committee of the SLC to strongly warn the participant to chorus from additional violations and to impose a punishment that won’t have an effect on his cricketing profession,” an SLC media assertion stated.

Because the ban is a suspended one, Karunaratne is allowed to play internationally, however is about to be dropped from Sri Lanka’s ODI squad for his or her upcoming dwelling sequence in opposition to Afghanistan anyway. That squad, nevertheless, is but to be made public, as it’s awaiting ratification from Sri Lanka’s sports activities minister, who has questioned the reasoning behind Karunaratne’s axing.

It’s understood that Karunaratne’s poor current file, primarily within the T20I format, is the principle motive for his possible omission. In 21 innings this yr, he has scored 169 runs at a strike charge of 98.25, whereas with the ball he has 14 wickets at 39.14 over 22 innings. He has fared higher in ODIs, nevertheless, most notably successful two Participant-of-the-Match awards throughout Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka earlier this yr.

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