Sri Lanka Cricket planning to suspend drug-charged Shehan Madushanka's contract

WION Web Team
Colombo, Sri Lanka Published: May 26, 2020, 12.57 PM(IST)

Sri Lanka cricket star held on drug charge Photograph:( AFP )

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is looking to suspend the contract of pacer Shehan Madhushanka after he was arrested for the possession of heroin.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is looking to suspend the contract of pacer Shehan Madhushanka after he was arrested for the possession of heroin. SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said while the board has not been officially informed about the incident but SLC will suspend Madhushanka if he carries a drug charge.

SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said, "We have not been officially informed on this yet. He is a contracted player. We will take action to suspend his contract if he carries a drug charge.”

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Madhushanka is the first contracted player to be remanded over a drug charge after the Sri Lankan international and his friend were arrested on May 23 for possessing heroin.

Kulyapitiya’s magistrate in the north-western province ordered Madhushanka to be remanded till June 2.

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The 25-year-old made a tear away start to his international career early in 2008 as he picked up an ODI hat-trick on debut against Bangladesh, making him the fourth bowler to achieve the feat in the history of ODI cricket.

However, his international appearances have been limited with only a single ODI match and two T20Is under his belt, all against Bangladesh. He has picked up three wickets in ODIs while scalping two in two T20Is for Sri Lanka. 
 

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