Following a “disciplinary inquiry,” Sri Lanka Cricket handed down a one-year punishment, postponed for a year, to all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne.
A three-member inquiry panel of the SLC determined Karunaratne to have violated various provisions. The all-rounder pled guilty to all of the accusations brought against him. Karunaratne was given a one-year suspension from all forms of cricket and fined $5,000 USD for his violations.
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Given the gravity of Mr. Karunaratne’s infractions, the Inquiry Panel’s findings advised the SLC’s Executive Committee to “seriously warn the player to desist from subsequent violations and to apply a punishment that will have no influence on his cricketing career,” the SLC noted.
In light of the investigation panel’s findings and recommendations, the Executive Committee of SLC imposed a one-year ban on participation in all forms of Cricket, which will be suspended for a year. Karunaratne appeared in seven matches during the recently finished T20 World Cup in Australia, bringing up three wickets despite having few batting opportunities.