Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has a one-year ban on the trio of Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwell because they broke the biobubble during their tour of England last month. The board also imposed a fine of 10 million Sri Lankan rupees on each.
In addition, these three players were also suspended from local cricket for six months.
Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella were seen smoking and wandering the streets of Durham ahead of the one-day series against England in June.
“At its meeting held today, the SLC executive committee duly considered the recommendations of the panel of inquiry, and upon closer consideration of the impact on the individual players and their contribution to the national team, it unanimously decided to impose the following measures on the said three players.
‘A fine from Sri Lanka is 10 million rupees for each player. A one-year ban on all forms of international cricket and a six-month ban on domestic cricket.
‘Upon completion of the said one-year suspension, each player will be subject to a further ban of one year from playing international cricket, which will be suspended for a period of two years. Compulsory counseling under a doctor recommended by the council, ” An SLC release said Friday.
In response to the news, England pacer Stuart Broad wrote on his Instagram: “Year forbid for that?”
On the job side, Broad would watch a five-match Test series against India from 4 August at Trent Bridge.