The consequences can be real bad if a player breaches the code of conduct. From receiving match suspension to getting penalty charge, things can go from bad to worse. Sri Lanka Cricket Board showed no mercy on the opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka who was proven guilty of misconduct during the recently-concluded home series againt India.
This comes as a frustrating news for Gunathilaka who shouldn’t have crossed the limits. Adding salt to the injury, he was banned by SLC for the next six matches. This means that he is out of the team’s squad for the five-match One-Day International series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
In addition to getting suspended by the board for six matches, Danushka Gunathilaka has been fined for his code of conduct. He has been charged 20% of his annual retainership fee that will be subtracted in the aftermath of infamous report that was further submitted by the team manager Asanha Gurusinha according to the SLC official statement.
According to the reports, Danushka Gunathilaka has failed to hit team’s training session after late night partying with his friends. Sri Lanka Cricket Board took to this level of punishment after team manager’s report showed Gunathilaka didn’t follow the rules. The first of the five-match ODI series is scheduled to begin on October 13 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Sri Lanka ODI squad for Pakistan ODIs:
Upul Tharanga (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perers, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay.