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newscricketa month ago

Sri Lanka players sign national contracts till end of 2021, Angelo Mathews misses out

After citing ‘lack of transparency' and strong refusal to renew the contract, the Lankan players have finally signed the national contract which is valid till December 2021. Notable omissions from the contract list include Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella.
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newscricket2 months ago

SLC hand Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella one-year ban from international cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have suspended the trio of Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella for one year from international cricket, with them also ineligible to play domestic cricket for the next six months. In addition, the trio have also been fined USD 50,000 each.
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newscricket2 months ago

Handed Mendis, Dickwella and Gunathilaka harsh punishments to teach them a lesson, says Aravinda de Silva

Aravinda de Silva has claimed that SLC erred in the past by not dealing with player misconducts harshly, and insisted that the bio-bubble breach incident needed to be dealt with seriously in order to send the culprits a message. Three SL cricketers are currently suspended indefinitely.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sri Lanka Cricket appoints 5-member committee to probe bio-bubble breach incident

On Thursday, Sri Lanka Cricket announced that they have appointed a five-member committee to probe the players accused of breaching bio-bubble in Durham last month. The board also confirmed that a temporary ban has been placed on the trio until investigation against them is completed.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | Mendis, Dickwella, and Gunathilaka likely to be suspended for one-year

As per latest reports, the under-fire Sri Lankan trio of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka are likely to be handed over at least a one-year suspension. The trio are already set to be dropped from the white-ball series against India, that will commence in the month of July.
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newscricket3 months ago

Sri Lanka suspend Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella following bubble breach

Sri Lanka have suspended Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella and have sent the trio back home after all three cricketers were found guilty of flouting COVID norms in Durham. SLC vice-president Mohan de Silva confirmed that the players ‘confessed’ that they went out.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella under scanner for alleged bio-bubble breach

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella, both of whom featured in the T20I series vs England, have come under fire after they were found allegedly breaching the bio-bubble. SLC are expected to launch an investigation into the matter after footage emerged of the duo violating protocols.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways for Sri Lanka from the England T20Is ft. Chameera's x-factor and Hasaranga's untapped potential

Once the land of Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka's decline in world cricket, over the years, has been staggering. Their awful run continued in England as they were whitewashed in the three-match T20I series. 
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newscricket8 months ago

Grateful to the management for showing faith when I was scoring 30s and 40s, states Niroshan Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella, who posted his highest score in Test cricket earlier today, said that he was grateful to the management for showing incessant faith in him, and revealed that he worked hard on innings construction. Dickwella fell agonizingly short of what would have been his maiden Test ton.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs WI | Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return for Windies ODIs

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the three-match ODI series with Dimuth Karunaratne at the helm as Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella return to the squad. Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando miss out with injuries as Shehan Jayasuriya and Ishuru Udana take their places in the side.
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