Ex-Test crick­eter gets 2-year ban

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FORMER Sri Lanka bats­man Chamara Silva has been banned for two years from all cricket-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties for mis­con­duct and vi­o­lat­ing the spirit of the game dur­ing a do­mes­tic match, the coun­try’s cricket board said yes­ter­day.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had formed an in­quiry com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate po­ten­tial fix­ing an­gle in a Tier B first class match be­tween Silva-led Panadura Cricket Club and Ka­lu­tara Phys­i­cal Cul­ture Club which saw un­usual scor­ing rate. “... two teams have been found guilty of mis­con­duct and not play­ing to the spirit of the game, and NOT of match fix­ing,” SLC said in a state­ment.

While Silva and coun­ter­part Manoj De­shapriya were sus­pended for two years, other play­ers and coaches have been handed a one-year ban.

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