The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has banned players Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella for one year for violating Covid-19 bio-bubble rules during a tour of England. Now a new news has come out about these players, these players will leave Sri Lanka and go to the US to play cricket on a contract basis where they will get US $ 125,000 annually.
Two of the three banned Sri Lankan cricketers are set to travel to the United States and resume their careers. According to a report in The Sunday Morning Sports, one in three Sri Lankan cricketers had decided to leave the country only last week. And another player is called now.
Sources say players will earn $ 125,000 a year playing cricket in the United States for three years. Two of the three banned Sri Lankan cricketers are not the first from their home country to start a cricket career in the United States.
JUST IN: Shehan Jayasuriya has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will no longer be available for domestic or international tournaments, as he is moving to the USA with his family.— ICC (@ICC) January 8, 2021
Jayasuriya has represented Sri Lanka in 12 ODIs and 18 T20Is. pic.twitter.com/EeIonzRZ7d
Shehan Jayasuriya recently left Sri Lanka for the United States, where he competed in the 2021 LA Open T20 Championship. Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Dilhara Fernando also played in the tournament.
Indian fast bowler Siddharth Trivedi, who was banned by the BCCI in 2013, also visited the US earlier this year.
The names of the Sri Lankan players who decided to go to the United States have not been disclosed. Last month, they are found guilty by a committee of investigators of bio-bubble violations in England.