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29 July 2021
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella have been reportedly slapped with individual bans in the bio-bubble breach case.
While Gunathilaka and Mendis have been handed a two-year cricket ban each, Dickwella has been banned from the game for 18 months.
All three players have also been fined $ 25,000. Earlier, the images of the players had gone viral where they were seen roaming freely in Durham during Sri Lanka’s tour of England. The three cricketers were suspended by the board and were called back immediately from the tour.
"The players have been suspended pending a full inquiry, but have confessed to having gone out," SLC vice-president Mohan de Silva had said earlier. "They are being recalled from the tour with immediate effect."
The three players were issued a show-cause notice and their hearings were slated to begin on July 29. They were though allowed to bring their lawyers or representatives according to a report in Deccan Chronicle but they couldn’t intervene with the hearings.
A panel comprising of Justice Nimal Dissanayaka (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka), Panduka Keerthinanda, (Attorney-at-Law), Asela Rekawa (Attorney-at-Law), Uchitha Wickremasinghe (Attorney-at-Law), and Major General (Retired) M. R. W. De Zoysa had to hear the plea in the matter.