Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Lakshman Kiriella requested Sports activities Minister Namal Rajapaksa to think about recalling the Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Dhanushka Gunatileke, to the Nationwide Aspect.
Talking in Parliament on Mondya (8) the MP mentioned the highest order of the present nationwide facet that participated within the T20 World Cup event lacked expertise.
“Our openers faired very badly. We hardly bought an excellent begin, I’m certain the Sports activities Minister will comply with this. We have been unable to get an excellent begin to the sport. One of many openers was out inside the first two to 3 overs. The suspended cricketers are good gamers. It might be nice in the event you might think about these three banned cricketers, as we’ve to face one other World Cup once more in 2022, they’ve been ordered to pay a giant effective as nicely” MP Kiriella mentioned.
Sri Lankan cricketers Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Dhanushka Gunatileke have been suspended from worldwide and home cricket after they have been discovered to have violated quarantine restrictions whereas on tour england earlier this yr.
Sports activities Minister Rajapaksa mentioned the three cricketers have been sibject to disciplinary motion, and the motion stands.
“Self-discipline is no 1. You understand what occurred to your personal political social gathering since you’ll rely not preserve self-discipline correctly. So I don’t need that to occur to my nationwide group. We’ve got taken disciplinary motion. The cricket administration has appointed a committee and has now issued a press release on the matter. As soon as the ban on home matches has been accomplished, the boys can participate within the Lanka Premier League (LPL). They’ll compete in worldwide tournaments after one yr,” Minister Rajapaksa defined.
“I have to reiterate self-discipline is vital and we won’t compromise on self-discipline whether or not you’re participant or whether or not you’re in administration” Minister added.