Suspended Sri Lanka cricketers could be banned for a year – Reports

The cricketers were seen roaming on the streets of Durham on Sunday night.

Kusal Mendis - Niroshan Dickwella
Kusal Mendis - Niroshan Dickwella ( Image Credit: Twitter)

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is likely to impose a lengthy ban on the underfire trio of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for breaching bio-bubbe in England. The cricketers were seen roaming on the streets of Durham on Sunday night. A senior SLC official revealed that the trio will face severe consequences for the infringement and may suffer a ban of three months to one year.

Also read: Dickwella, Mendis called back to Sri Lanka after severe bubble breach – Sky247 Blog

The trio was immediately called back to Sri Lanka and will miss the upcoming ODI series against England. Upset with the players’ behaviour, the SLC forced the players to travel in economy class instead of business class.

“It could be anywhere between 3 months to 1 year,” the SLC official claimed.

The trio is currently serving quarantine in Sri Lanka post which they will face a disciplinary inquiry in Colombo. In light of the breach, the SLC have tightened the bio bubble restrictions for the players in England.

Sri Lanka Cricket has been in the news for all wrong reasons. While there is a tussle between the players and the board over the pay contracts, the on- field performance of the team has not been great either. Sri Lanka were recently thrashed 3-0 by England in the T20I series. The fans were upset with their performance and launched a #unfollowcricketers campaign on social media. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has asked the SLC to take stern action against the players.

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