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Lahiru Kumara: Bigger than the game

Lahiru Kumara: Sent home
Lahiru Kumara: Sent home

Another Sri Lankan cricketer got too big for the game and his boots and was shown the door by Sri Lanka Cricket on the eve of the first Test against England in Galle.

He is the 20 year old fast bowler Lahiru Kumara who despite not having a regular place in the team found it fine to break the players’ code.

“Lahiru Kumara, who was in the 16 member Test squad to face England in the three match series has been found guilty of breaching the code of conduct of the team. Accordingly, the team management decided to replace him. Dushmantha Chameera comes in as the replacement with immediate effect,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a media statement.

Two months ago batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka was banned for six ODI matches for a late night frolic which has become the pet passion of most of the current crop of players.

“No wonder then that when you have players like this the team ends up in the dumps and keeps losing match after match even to the weaker teams,” said a former player who did not wish to be identified as he works for SLC.