Sri Lanka player handed suspended one-year ban from all cricket

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Chamika Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka all-rounder, has been handed a one-year ban, suspended for a year, by Sri Lanka Cricket following a "disciplinary inquiry".


The SLC found Karunaratne to have breached multiple clauses by a three-member inquiry panel. The all-rounders pleaded guilty to all charges levelled against him. 

Karunaratne was handed a suspended ban of one-year from all forms of cricket and was also fined US $5000 for his breaches.

"Considering the seriousness of the violations committed by Mr. Karunaratne, the Inquiry Panel by its report has recommended to the Executive Committee of the SLC to strongly warn the player to refrain from further violations and to impose a punishment that will not have an impact on his cricketing career," SLC stated.

"Subsequent to the said findings and recommendations of the inquiry panel the Executive Committee of SLC has handed a one-year ban from taking part in all forms of Cricket, and the said ban will be suspended for a period of one year."

Karunaratne featured in seven matches in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia, picking up three wickets with minimal batting opportunities to make an impact.


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