Bhanuka Rajapaksa: Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa suspended for two years and fined for 5000 dollars, Sri Lankan batsman suspended for two years, also fined $5000

Bhanuka Rajapaksa: Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa suspended for two years and fined for 5000 dollars, Sri Lankan batsman suspended for two years, also fined $5000

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credits:&nbspAP, File Image

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  • Sri Lankan cricket team batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been suspended
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa was also fined $5000
  • Violated the terms of the contract given by the SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket has fined batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa $5000 for breach of contract by players. Along with this, he was banned for one year from playing all forms of cricket, which has been suspended for two years.

The investigation has found the top-order batsman guilty of breach of contract for the Sri Lankan national players for 2019-20 while appearing in a media interview. Rajapaksa had been vocal on keeping him out for the tour of England.

However, with a focus on future tours, Rajapaksa has been selected in the 13-man squad currently training in Colombo, under a bio-secure environment. Rajapaksa became eligible after passing a fitness test, one of the prerequisites for national selection. He is expected to join Bio-Bubble tomorrow.

Sri Lanka Cricket issued a statement saying, “The investigation found Rajapaksa guilty of breaching the players’ contracts for 2019-2020, following which he was handed a one-year ban from all formats, which was suspended for two years. He has also been fined $5,000.”

“Meanwhile, it has been decided to include Rajapaksa in the 13-member squad as part of a bio-bubble focusing on future tours,” he said. Rajapaksa, who played seven T20 matches for Sri Lanka, last played against India in Indore in 2020.

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