Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary enquiry over comments against Sri Lanka sports minister

Since his return during the Champions Trophy, Malinga has twice acted in contravention of the terms of the agreement which specifically bar him from making any statements to the media without the prior consent of the Chief Executive Officer.
Lasith Malinga reacts after the ICC Champions... Source: GETTY IMAGES
India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 27 Jun 2017, 19:19:36 PM IST

One of the most dangerous bowlers of his times - pacer Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from the national cricket board for "repeated breaches" of the terms of his contract. Despite not being at his usual best in the recent times, Malinga still dons the tag of Sri Lanka's premier fast bowler.  

The executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) met on Monday, said the pacer had twice violated the agreement which does not allow him to make any statements to the media without the prior consent of the board.

"Malinga has on two occasions since his return from the Champions Trophy acted in contravention of the terms of the agreement which specifically bar him from making any statements to the media without the prior written consent of the Chief Executive Officer," the SLC said in a statement.

Reports have also emerged that Malinga had made certain comments against Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.

"Accordingly, it was decided upon the instance of his first infraction, on or about 19th June 2017 to take disciplinary action, the Executive Committee having noted that Malinga is a senior national player with experience ductus example."

"Subsequent to a repeated breach on or about the 21st June 2017, the Committee has expedited the said inquiry which will be conducted by a disciplinary panel comprised of Hony. Secretary SLC Mohan de Silva, Chief Executive Officer Mr Ashley de Silva, and Chairman Disciplinary Committee Mr Asela Rekawa AAL," the statement said.

 

"The findings of the said hearing will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for suitable Disciplinary action."

(With IANS Inputs)

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