07th January, 2022
In the matter of Disciplinary Action taken on the 30th of July 2021 against;
1. Mr. Danushka Gunathilaka
2. Mr. Kusal Mendis
3. Mr. Niroshan Dickwella
Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the above 3 players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect.
The latest decision was taken following a request made by the 3 players to Sri Lanka Cricket to lift the ban imposed on them, pursuant to the conclusion of the LPL 2021.
Based on such request, Sri Lanka Cricket obtained a report from the Doctor, appointed by SLC to provide counseling for the 3 players during their period of suspension.
Upon consideration of the said report submitted by the Doctor, the Executive Committee of the SLC decided at a meeting held today (7th January, 2022) to remove the suspension of the said three players,.
However, the lifted suspension will remain suspended for a period of two years, during which the 03 players’ conduct will be closely monitored by the SLC.
Accordingly, the 3 players will be able to engage in playing domestic cricket with immediate effect and will also be available for national selection, subject to complying with mandatory fitness standards.
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