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- Sri Lankan Cricketers Niroshan Dickwella And Kusal Mendis Caught Breaching Bio bubble In Durham England; SLC Launches Probe
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The Sri Lankan team that went on the tour of England is embroiled in a big controversy. In fact, two players of the team, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella, have been accused of violating the Bio-bubble and Kovid protocol. A video has gone viral on social media. In this, Mendis and Dickwella are seen with cigarettes in the streets of Durham.
Not only this, both the cricketers were also seen roaming around without masks. It is being told that this incident happened on Sunday. England had a clean sweep of Sri Lanka in the 3 T20I series. Since then the team has been receiving a lot of criticism. In such a situation, fans are also giving an angry reaction to the video of partying.
Both the cricketers were seen roaming in Durham at night.
It is being told that this video was shot on Sunday at around 11:30 pm. A social media user named Nazir wrote that some familiar faces enjoying in Durham. He has not come here to play cricket. Despite losing and disappointing performance in many series in a row, these players are not stopping to enjoy.
match referees were found to be corona infected
The series between England and Sri Lanka seems to be in trouble. Phil Wittickes, who was appointed referee in the third T20 on Sunday, was found to be corona infected. However, after this no positive came in the investigation of both the teams. After this, the England Cricket Board (ECB) had decided to change all the match officials for the first ODI.
ECB can take action on both the cricketers
Kusal Perera and his Sri Lankan team are currently in a bio-bubble for the series. They are not allowed to leave the hotel. They can only go from hotel to hotel to practice and practice to hotel. Now the ECB can take action against Dickwella and Mendis after the breach of the bio-bubble.
Sri Lankan Cricket begins probe into the matter
At the same time, according to media reports, Sri Lanka Cricket has started an investigation into the matter. A senior Sri Lankan cricket official said that if all the facts are found to be true in the investigation and the video going viral turns out to be true, then strict action will be taken against both the players.
Sri Lankan cricket team has lost 2 consecutive series
Sri Lanka’s team lost the ODI series against Bangladesh in May. After this, the T20 series against the English team was also defeated. A social media user named Elazaar Rahman wrote that after watching this video, it could not seem that the Sri Lankan team has lost badly. After this performance, they want a higher salary and are not signing central contracts. The amount of money they are getting is enough for such players.