Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken big action against star all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne. The 26-year-old Chamika Karunaratne was suspended for one year from all forms of cricket by the board for breaching players’ contract rules during the T20 World Cup. The executive committee of the SLC has pronounced this punishment after a disciplinary inquiry conducted by a three-member panel.
In its statement, the SLC said, “Considering the seriousness of Chamika Karunaratne’s breaches, the inquiry committee recommended to the SLC executive committee that the player be sternly warned not to do so in future.” Along with this, such punishment should be given which does not have much effect on his cricket career.
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The board further said, ‘In such a situation, following the above findings and recommendations of the inquiry panel, the executive committee has imposed a ban of one year from participating in all forms of cricket. Apart from this, 5000 US dollars against Karunaratne (Rs 4.08 lakh) Fine has also been imposed. In the recently concluded T20 World Cup on Australian soil, Chamika Karunaratne took a total of three wickets in seven matches. Chamika Karunaratne has also accepted all the allegations leveled against her.
This is Karunaratne’s international record
26-year-old Chamika Karunaratne has played one Test, 18 ODIs and 38 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. Apart from scoring 22 runs, Karunakaratne has taken one wicket in the Test match. Talking about One Day Internationals, Karunaratne has scored 376 runs at an average of 34.18, which included a half-century. Whereas in T20 International, Karunaratne has 257 runs at an average of 15.11. Chamika Karunaratne has taken 16 wickets in ODIs and 21 wickets in T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka.
There were serious allegations against this cricketer
Recently, another Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunatilak was also in headlines. Gunatilak was accused of rape by a woman during the team’s T20 World Cup campaign in Australia. Now Gunatilak got bail, but he was banned from using Tinder, the social media app.