Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been fined $7000 USD for violating his player contract for his involvement in an alcohol-related traffic accident.
Karunaratne had his driving licence suspended and was arrested and subsequently bailed following a crash involving a three-wheeler in Colombo. The driver of the three-wheeler sustained minor injuries, but has since been released from hospital.
Karunaratne later issued an apology. “I am very much aware that perhaps my actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer,” he said during a lengthy statement.
Apart from the fine, Sri Lanka Cricket will take no further action against him.
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