Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella suspended for breaching bio bubble in UK
Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella suspended

Sri Lanka Cricket Board suspended Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka after they breached coronavirus rules and the biosecure bubble in UK.

Sri Lanka Players Suspended 

The trio were part of the squad which were to take on England in the ODI series and had been asked to fly back home after video surfaced of them being outside the team hotel.

Sri Lanka Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has expressed his disappointment in three national cricketers failing to abide by the COVID-19 protocols.

Three Sri Lankan players in Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka were spotted roaming outside in a public space in Durham, breaching the bio-secure protocols.

Not only the trio faced suspension from the upcoming ODI series against England, but they could also be subject to a lengthy ban from international cricket.

They were immediately sent on a 14-day quarantine. On completion of the quarantine regulations, they will then have to face an inquiry into the incident that took place in Durham on Sunday, which has also ruled them out of the three T20Is and three ODIs against India at home.

“They are likely to get a minimum one-year suspension if found guilty of several breaches of their contract,” one official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

India series to start from July 13

The Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan has already landed in Sri Lanka. The young side will be coached by Rahul Dravid for the very first time and they will take on the hosts in a 3 match ODI and T20I series.

The Sri Lankan side is currently in England where they have been hammered in all the three T20Is and then went down comprehensively in the 1st ODI as well.

Sri Lanka vs India ODI Schedule

S.No.DateMatchVenue
113th July1st ODIColombo
216th July2nd ODIColombo
318th July3rd ODIColombo

 

Sri Lanka vs India T20I Series

S.No.DateMatchVenue
121st July1st T20IColombo
223rd July2nd T20IColombo
325th July3rd T20IColombo

 

India’s squad

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net Bowlers

Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh