Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday handed a six-match suspension to batsman Danushka Gunathilaka for serious disciplinary breach during the recently concluded series against India.
In addition to suspension, 20 percent of his annual retainership fee will be deducted following adverse report from team manager Asanka Gurusinha.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that the quantum of punishment was decided after submission of manager's report.
Gunathilaka found himself omitted from the ODI squad that will take on Pakistan, next week in Abu Dhabi.
Sri Lanka has also axed Lasith Malinga from the squad while drafting in the right-arm leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay.
Squad: Upul Tharanga (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perers, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay.
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When the PCB official was reminded about the constant changing and chopping in Pakistan cricket, he insisted that Babar was there to stay for a long time.
The 28-year-old left-arm spinner was sent home after he “left the bio-secure premises at a local hotel without seeking a prior clearance from the medical team" and the High Performance department, the board said.
South Africa, New Zealand, England and West Indies are scheduled to visit Pakistan in what will be a very busy 2021 for the PCB.