News Lasith Malinga Suspended For 1 Year By Sri Lankan Cricket Board

Lasith Malinga Suspended For 1 Year By Sri Lankan Cricket Board

In a shocking decision, Sri Lankan cricket board imposed a one-year ban on Lasith Malinga. Despite multiple warnings from the cricket board, he had spoken to the media twice and therefore pleaded guilty to a charge of speaking to the media without permission.

Lasith Malinga Suspended For One Year

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Source: News Nation

Moreover, Malinga will also be fined 50 percent of the match fee from his next one-day international. According to the Espncricinfo, Sri Lanka Cricket said: “1 Year suspension, suspended by six months (whereby the punishment would be imposed in the event of a similar infraction within the stipulated 6 month period) and a 50% fine of his next ODI match fee.”

Actually, Lasith Malinga gave a response to sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara’s criticism, who in a statement stated that Sri Lanka’s poor fielding standards were due to the players’ insufficient fitness.

Lasith Malinga gets suspended ban for media remarks

Source: Stuff.co.nz

In response to this, Malinga indirectly aims at Jayasekara and said as per reported by The Indian Express: “I don’t care about criticism from those who are simply warming chairs. What does a monkey know about a parrot’s nesting hollow? This is like a monkey getting into a parrot’s nest and talking about it.”

He further added that when Sri Lanka defeated India during a league game at that time nobody had raised fitness issues.

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