Danushka Gunathilaka To Serve Six-Match Ban

Danushka Gunathilaka, the Sri Lankan batsman was handed six-match ban on account of breaching the ICC code of conduct on 27th July. He needs to serve a ban period for six international matches on account of violating the ICC code of conduct regarding the behavior on the field and contractual obligations by the Sri Lankan cricket association.Danushka Gunathilaka

He is serving the ban period of one year since October 2017 on account of violating the contract rules and the board announced that he will not be paid for the second test match against South Africa. He was finally reprimanded for skipping a training session in 2017 and was banned for six limited over matches. He was handed one demerit point for breaching ICC code of conduct in the final match at Mirpur earlier this January.

He scored half-centuries in both the innings in the second test match against South Africa and was named in the ODI squad. On the other hand, Dinesh Chandimal was handed ban for two tests and four ODIs on account of proven guilty in the ball-tampering offense in the test match against West Indies.

This was his third offense in the period of 10 months.  He was found guilty of breaching the rules of team curfew earlier. A Sri Lankan police official said that “He has said he was asleep and was not aware of what had taken place between his friend and the Norwegian woman,” and his friend was accused of sexually assaulting a woman. His friend  Sandeep Jude Selliah was a British passport holder. Gunathilaka was found guilty of misusing team hotel and was questioned by the Sri Lankan Police and Cricket authorities.

He was handed ban for six white-ball matches on account of the above allegations and his career fell into doubt due to continuous suspensions for a year.