Following a “disciplinary inquiry,” Sri Lanka Cricket handed down a one-year punishment, suspended for a year, to all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne.
A three-member inquiry panel of the SLC determined Karunaratne to have violated various clauses. The all-rounder pleaded guilty to all of the accusations brought against him. Karunaratne was given a one-year suspension from all forms of cricket and fined $5,000 USD for his violations.
Chamika Karunaratne Banned from international cricket
“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.”
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee has decided to bring Alex Marshall, General Manager of the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, to Sri Lanka to investigate recent allegations of match-fixing made by a politician relating to the just finished Pakistan Tour.
“Sri Lanka Cricket, as a full member of the ICC and mandated to uphold the integrity of the game at both the national and international level, believes that it is the correct course of action to take in light of the recent allegations made by the aforementioned parliamentarian, which have caused immense reputational damage to Sri Lanka cricket and its stakeholders,” the Board said.
“And further to the said suspended sentence a fine of USD 5,000/- was also imposed against Mr. Karunaratne,” the statement concluded.
Karunaratne appeared in seven matches during the recently finished T20 World Cup in Australia, bringing up three wickets despite having few batting opportunities.