Sri Lanka Cricket bans Chamara Silva for 2 yrs for misconduct
Chamara Silva, has been banned for two years from all activities for breaking ‘soul of the game’ .
Silva played in 11 Tests and 75 ODIs between 1999 and 2011
Manoj Deshapriya was given the Identical punishment
The domestic match has been declared void and null
Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has been banned for two years from all activities for misconduct and breaking ‘soul of the game’ through a match, the nation’s cricket board said on Sunday.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had formed a enquiry committee to investigate potential fixing angle in a Tier B first class match involving Silva-led Panadura Cricket Club and Kalutara Physical Culture Club which observed unusual scoring speed.
“… two groups have been found guilty of misconduct and not playing to the soul of the game, and NOT of match fixing,” SLC explained in a statement.
All coaches and players have been given a one-year ban while counterpart Manoj Deshapriya and Silva have been frozen for two years.
The match has been declared null and void, while each club has been slapped with $3300 nice.
Silva has played 75 one-dayers and 11 Tests for Sri Lanka, the final outing of the 37-year-old being a Twenty20 match against Pakistan in 2011.