Suspended Cricketers arrive : Inquiry after 14 days (Video)

June 29, 2021 at 4:38 PM

Sri Lankan cricketers Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dikwella have arrived in Sri Lanka after being suspended from the national team for breaching quarantine regulations in England.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said the cricketers had arrived in the island at 1.15 PM and were sent for quarantine to a hotel in Negombo.

The Sri Lankan national team is currently in England under a bio-bubble as part of the ongoing cricket tournament and are set to play the first ODI in Durham today.

The three cricketers were recalled from the Sri Lankan team after they had breached the bio- bubble while in Durham on Sunday night (27).

Video footage had been published on social media showing Sri Lankan cricketers Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis roaming the streets of Durham.

Commenting on the video, many cricket fans took to social media to criticise the behaviour of the cricketers, at a time when they have lost all T20I matches against England.

Sri Lanka Cricket launched an investigation into the matter to ascertain if the cricketers had breached the bio-bubble and hotel curfew.

The SLC called for a report from the team manager to verify the authenticity of the video, following which it said action will be taken against the players, if they are found guilty.

“We will have an inquiry after they are out of their 14 day qurantine period” SLC official said.(NewsWire)