MEDIA RELAESE : SLC lift the one-year suspension imposed on Mendis, Gunathilaka and Dickwella

Media Release

07th January, 2022

In the matter of Disciplinary Action taken on the 30th of July 2021 against;

1. Mr. Danushka Gunathilaka

2. Mr. Kusal Mendis

3. Mr. Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the above 3 players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect.

The latest decision was taken following a request made by the 3 players to Sri Lanka Cricket to lift the ban imposed on them, pursuant to the conclusion of the LPL 2021.

Based on such request, Sri Lanka Cricket obtained a report from the Doctor, appointed by SLC to provide counseling for the 3 players during their period of suspension.

Upon consideration of the said report submitted by the Doctor, the Executive Committee of the SLC decided at a meeting held today (7th January, 2022) to remove the suspension of the said three players,.

However, the lifted suspension will remain suspended for a period of two years, during which the 03 players’ conduct will be closely monitored by the SLC.

Accordingly, the 3 players will be able to engage in playing domestic cricket with immediate effect and will also be available for national selection, subject to complying with mandatory fitness standards.

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