Danushka Gunathilaka Handed Six-Match Suspension for Misconduct

Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been handed a six-match suspension by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligations of the board.

Danushka Gunathilaka Handed Six-Match Suspension for Misconduct

Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been handed a six-match suspension by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligations of the board.

SLC announced that the 27-year-old’s ban is a result of two code violations – three from the current breach and three from a previous sentence which he was been serving since October 2017. Along with the suspension, the southpaw’s match-fee for the second Test against South Africa will be rescinded.

Gunathilaka’s offence is related to an ongoing criminal investigation into a sexual assault which took place in the team hotel during the second Test in Colombo. However, the Sri Lankan Police have clarified that the player is not a suspect in the investigation. A friend of Gunathilaka has been arrested as a suspect.

This is not the first time that the batsman has found himself in trouble with the cricket board. Last year, he was suspended for turning up for a match without his gear and having a laidback approach in training.

As per the suspension, Gunathilaka is set to miss the five-match ODI series and lone T20I against South Africa.



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