The Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday confirmed that the players of the Panadura SC and Kalutara PCC, who found guilty of ‘misconduct’ and 'not playing to the spirit of the game,would be permitted to engage in domestic cricket activities pending the outcome of their appeal.
The SLC said that on the recommendation of the Appeal Committee appointed to look into the appeals made by the players of the Panadura SC and Kalutara PCC,, the accused players would only be permitted to engage in domestic cricket activities.
The Committee headed by President of the Schools Cricket Association, Oshara Panditharathne, informed the SLC Executive Committee that they would require more time to conduct a comprehensive inquiry, and recommended a temporary lifting of the cricket suspensions imposed on the players pending the completion of a full inquiry by the Appeal Board.
Earlier, all players of Panadura SC and Kalutara PCC received a one year suspension from all cricket related activities while the two clubs were imposed a fine of Rs. 500,000 each. The captains Chamara Silva and Manoj Deshapriya have been suspended for two years.