Sri Lankan youngster handed one year suspension

Pavan Suresh / 08 July 2016

Sri Lankan young handed left handed batsmen Kithuruwan Vithanage has been handed one-year suspension by the Sri Lankan cricket board for misconduct. He has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Sri Lankan board.

“After a closed hearing, and in consideration of the evaluation of the evidence presented, the Disciplinary Committee has recommended an immediate suspension, specifically drawing attention to the fact that the conduct of Vithanage is ‘unacceptable when considering his status as a public figure, and a role model for the youth of Sri Lanka’.” Vithanage can appeal the decision.

The young Sri Lankan player has played six One day Internationals and 3 T20 matches. His last match for Sri Lanka was against New Zealand. The tour was played in New Zealand during December and January. He has scored 370 runs in 10 matches. He is 25 years of age.

The young left handed batsmen has represented Sri Lankan A side. He will not only represent a Sri Lankan team and an A side but he will not take part in the domestic tournament for his club side in the premier tournament for Union Club. He will not represent in provincial tournaments that will take place in future. In 2014, Vithanage was given a suspended sentence of not abiding laws. He left the team hotel on the night of a Test match.

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