SRI LANKA CODE OF CONDUCT
Cricbuzz Staff •
Kumara’s exclusion paves way for Chameera’s return to the Test fold. © Getty
Lahiru Kumara has been found guilty of breaching the team’s code of conduct and will be replaced by Dushmantha Chameera in the 16 member Sri Lanka squad set to face England in first of three Tests starting Tuesday (November 6).
Kumara, 21, was impressive during Sri Lanka’s recent tour of the West Indies, picking 17 wickets at an average of 19.88 across three Tests, and was the second-highest wicket-taker of the series behind Shannon Gabriel.
Kumara’s exclusion paves way for Chameera’s return to the Test fold. The 26-year-old last played a Test against South Africa at St George’s Park in 2016 and wasn’t a part of the squad that travelled to the Caribbean.
Danushka Gunathilaka was recently on the receiving end of breaching the Players’ code of conduct and was suspended from all forms of international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) pending an inquiry into the breach. Jeffrey Vandersay, too, was sent home before the third Test against Windies in Barbados, for breaching the contractual obligations after consultations between the tour management and officials at home.