After a bio-bubble breach, three Sri Lankans have been suspended and will be deported home.

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After being found guilty of breaking the bio-bubble in England, Sri Lanka cricketers Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella will be sent home.

In a statement, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Mohan De Silva revealed the data.

“Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee has suspended Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka & Niroshan Dickwella for breaching the bio- bubble and they will be immediately recalled to Sri Lanka,” the SLC secretary revealed.

The news comes just hours after a video of Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella outside the bio-bubble became a social media sensation. The couple was spotted on the streets of Durham on Sunday night, just hours after the side was thrashed by England in the third One-Day International.

The SLC president also confirmed to NewsWire that the Sri Lanka trio will fly home on the next available flight.

“We will bring them back to Sri Lanka in the next available flight, they are suspended pending inquiry,” Shammi Silva told the publication.

The news comes just hours after a video of Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella outside the bio-bubble became a social media sensation. The couple was spotted on the streets of Durham on Sunday night, just hours after the side was thrashed by England in the third One-Day International.

The SLC president also confirmed to NewsWire that the Sri Lanka trio will fly home on the next available flight.

“We will bring them back to Sri Lanka in the next available flight, they are suspended pending inquiry,” Shammi Silva told the publication.

Sri Lanka cricketers in hot water after recent events

The dispute comes at the worst possible time for Sri Lanka, which has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. They have been roundly chastised for their poor performances, with several previous players voicing their concern after witnessing Sri Lankan cricket’s dismal situation.

After being thrashed 3-0 by England in the T20I series, fans have turned on players, launching a movement to unfollow Sri Lankan athletes. The situation arises in the context of a contract dispute between the players and the SLC, with players refusing to sign the board’s proposed contracts.

Sri Lanka will attempt to put their recent problems behind them as they prepare for a three-match One-Day International series against England, which begins on Tuesday.




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