Chamika Karunaratne receives a one-year suspension due to a contract violation from Sri Lanka. For all of the allegations made against him by the SLC Executive Committee, Chamika Karunaratne has pleaded guilty.
Chamika Karunaratne, an all-rounder, received a one-year suspended punishment from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday after breaking various terms of the Player Agreement at the just-completed T20 World Cup in Australia. Sri Lanka’s victory at the Asia Cup earlier this year was greatly aid by Karunaratne. The 26-year-old was give a $5,000 fine or a term with probation, according to SLC.
For every accusation brought against Karunaratne by the SLC Executive Committee, the player had entered a plea of guilty.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at the disciplinary inquiry carried out by the three-member inquiry panel into the alleged violations by the nationally contracted player, Chamika Karunaratne, for breaching several clauses in the Player Agreement during the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup held in Australia, Mr. Karunaratne had pledged guilty for all charges levelled against him,”In a statement, SLC stated.
“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,”the sentence included
“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.”
“And further to the said suspended sentence a fine of USD 5,000/- was also imposed against Mr. Karunaratne,”Then came the conclusion.
During the T20 World Cup, Karunaratne participated in eight games and claimed five wickets.