Gunathilake suspended for six games over alleged rape incident

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilake from six international cricket matches for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation’ following an alleged rape incident.

The incident involving a friend and a Norwegian woman had taken place in Gunathilake’s room at the hotel where he was staying during an ongoing cricket series against South Africa in Colombo.

Out of the total six matches, three matches have been handed over for the latest violation of the ‘Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation’ he has entered into with Sri Lanka Cricket.

Whilst another 3 matches are given from a suspended sentence of one year, which Gunathilaka was already serving since 18th October, 2017, for breaching the ‘Player Contract,’ in an earlier occasion.

Gunathilaka will also not be paid the match fee for the concluded 2nd test match which Sri Lanka played against South Africa during the ongoing tour, along with any bonus and or other payments in connection thereto.

The sanctions will come into force with immediate effect.


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