Sri Lanka Cricket lift the one-year suspension imposed on Mendis, Gunathilaka and Dickwella

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Sri Lanka Cricket lift the one-year suspension imposed on Mendis, Gunathilaka and Dickwella – SL 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.

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

1.      Danushka Gunathilaka

2.      Kusal Mendis

3.      Niroshan Dickwella

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

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Sri Lanka Cricket lift the one-year suspension imposed on Mendis, Gunathilaka and Dickwella

Based on such request, SL Cricket obtained a report from the Doctor, appointed by SL Cricket 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 SL Cricket 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 SL Cricket.

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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