Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incident

first_img Reuters New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 19:27 IST Sri Lanka Cricket did not take further action against Dimuth Karunaratne because of his clean track record (Twitter/@IamDimuth)HIGHLIGHTSDimuth Karunaratne was fined $7,000 by the SLC for a drunk driving accidentThe Sri Lanka test captain was later released on bailThe SLC did not take further action because of his clean track recordSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have fined Dimuth Karunaratne $7,000 after the test captain’s arrest on Sunday for a drink-driving accident violated the terms of his player contract, the country’s governing body said on Wednesday.The driver injured in the accident in Colombo was later discharged from hospital and Karunaratne was released on bail. The batsman later produced himself in court and also apologised for his actions as SLC began its own inquiry into the incident.pic.twitter.com/vi32n2C33R Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) April 1, 2019″Sri Lanka Cricket decided to impose a fine of $7,000 on Dimuth Karunaratne after the player was found to have violated the ‘Player Contractual Obligation’ entered into with SLC,” the board said in a statement.”However, considering Karunaratne’s earlier track record, where he has maintained a very high professional standard as a player, SLC will not take further action against him.”Karunaratne captained Sri Lanka when they became the first Asian team to win a test series in South Africa last month.Also Read | Shouldn’t be putting Pant under pressure by comparing him to Dhoni: Kapil DevAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionAlso Read | Ricky Ponting wants Alex Carey as Australia wicketkeeper at ICC World CupAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Sri Lanka CricketFollow Drink driving Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incidentSri Lanka test captain Dimuth Karunaratne was fined $7,000 by the SLC after a drunk driving accident violated the terms of his player contract.advertisementlast_img

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