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Sri Lanka Cricket revokes one-year suspension of Mendis, Gunathilaka and Dickwella

Sri Lanka Cricket lifted one-year suspension on Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella from playing all three formats
Niroshan Dickwella. Photo: Sri Lanka Cricket

Colombo, Jan 7 (MNN) The Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift one-year suspension imposed on Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella from playing International cricket across all three formats with immediate effect.

However, the lifted suspension will remain suspended for two years, during which the three players’ conduct will be closely monitored by the SLC.

Disciplinary action was taken against Danushka, Kusal, and Niroshan on July 30, 2021 after they were found in violation of bio-secure bubble during the Sri Lankan tour of England.

The latest decision follows a request made by these players to Sri Lanka Cricket to lift the ban imposed on them, pursuant to the conclusion of the LPL 2021.

Based on such request, Sri Lanka Cricket obtained a report from the doctor, appointed by SLC to provide counselling to the three players during their period of suspension.

Upon consideration of the said report submitted by the doctor, the SLC Executive Committee decided at a meeting held on Friday to revoke their suspension.

Accordingly, the three players will be able to engage in playing domestic cricket with immediate effect and will also be available for national selection, subject to complying with mandatory fitness standards.

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