Danushka Gunathilaka faces six-match suspension for misconduct

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Danushka Gunathilaka faces six-match suspension for misconduct

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SportsCafe Desk


Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended by the Sri Lanka Cricket management for the next six matches owing to breach of discipline and he will have to give 20 percent of his applicable annual contract fee as fine. Gunathilaka has violated the Sri Lanka Cricket constitution as well as his contract.

As per the reports doing round, Gunathilaka skipped a training session and seemed to be quite reckless about his actions. This made SLC to debar him from playing in the next six matches, which includes the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan as well. Apart from the suspension, he will also be fined with a 20 percent of his applicable annual contract fee.  

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board issued a statement about the suspension, reported by The Indian Express.

 “Sri Lanka Cricket announced the suspension of Mr Danushka Gunathilaka from international cricket for six international matches together with a 20 percent fine of his applicable annual contract fee for violations of Section 30 (a-ii) and 30 (b) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka Cricket and of clauses 3.1.2, 3.1.9, 3.3.1, and 3.4 of his contract with Sri Lanka Cricket during the recently concluded India series in Colombo. The suspension is effective (from) September 30, 2017, and is issued by the Executive Committee. Mr Gunathilaka pleaded guilty to the charges on September 29, 2017.”

Cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha revealed that his breach of discipline compelled the board to take such serious action and the selectors will not be considering him for the next six games. 

“The board had asked the selectors not to consider Danushka for six white-ball games. Yes, is for disciplinary reasons that they made that decision,” Gurusinha said. 

Meanwhile, CricBuzz found an SLC official stating the same thing.

“The team management reported Danushka for breach of discipline and SLC took a decision to suspend him for six matches. We will make a formal announcement shortly,” the official said.

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