Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the findings and recommendations of the disciplinary inquiry conducted on all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne for the alleged misappropriate incident occurred during the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
See below press release sent by Sri Lanka Cricket
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at the disciplinary inquiry carried out by the three-member inquiry panel into the alleged violations by the nationally contracted player, Chamika Karunaratne, for breaching several clauses in the Player Agreement during the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup held in Australia, Mr. Karunaratne had pledged guilty for all charges levelled against him.
Considering the seriousness of the violations committed by Mr. Karunaratne, the Inquiry Panel by its report has recommended to the Executive Committee of the SLC to strongly warn the player to refrain from further violations and to impose a punishment that will not have an impact on his cricketing career.
Subsequent to the said findings and recommendations of the inquiry panel the Executive Committee of SLC has handed a one-year ban from taking part in all forms of Cricket, and the said ban will be suspended for a period of one year. And further to the said suspended sentence a fine of USD 5,000/- was also imposed against Mr. Karunaratne. “
Last week, Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan De Silva told media that the fast-bowling all-rounder was dropped from the upcoming Afghanistan ODI series for non-performance, not due to the discipline issue.
Sri Lankan Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe also called for a report on Karunaratne’s axing despite his performance in the last ODI series against Australia at home.