India Today – Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday handed a six-match suspension to all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka for breaching its code of conduct regulations.

Summary

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday handed a six-match suspension to all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka for breaching its code of conduct regulations.
  • Gunathilaka is currently being investigated after his friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman in the cricketer’s hotel room on Saturday.
  • He had booked two rooms at the hotel on the night of the incident and had violated Sri Lanka Cricket’s code of conduct of players by staying out longer hours, the police said.
  • Gunathilaka was later suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket for his disciplinary breach and therefore will not figure in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa starting Saturday.
  • “Out of the total six matches, three matches have been handed over for the latest violation of the ‘Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation’ he has entered to with Sri Lanka Cricket,” the board said in a statement.


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