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SLC suspends Gunathilaka for six international matches

SLC suspends Gunathilaka for six international matches

Colombo, Oct 5 (UNI) The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday handed a six international match ban to batsman Danushka Gunathilaka along with 20 per cent fine of his applicable annual contract fee for misconduct and breach of contract. An official statement from the SLC said that Gunathilaka violated Section 30 (a-ii ) and 30 (b) of the board's Constitution of clauses 3.1.2, 3.1.9, 3.3.1, and 3.4 of his contract with Sri Lanka Cricket during the recently concluded series against India. "The suspension is effective September 30, 2017, and is issued by the Executive Committee by the powers vested in it vide Section 30 (c) of the SLC Constitution and Clause 10. 3 of the contract entered into with the said player," the statement said. "Mr Gunathilaka pleaded guilty to the charges on 29th September 2017," it added. Though the SLC didn't clarify why the 26-year-old has been punished but as per reports the cricketer had raised concerns over his off-field behaviour and indiscipline. UNI XC-KU SW 1637

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