CR player banned after yellow card offence turned into red | Sunday Observer

CR player banned after yellow card offence turned into red

Air Force bail out in assault of referee paying Rs.50,000:

A rugby player from CR and FC has been banned for two matches in a case where a yellow card was turned into a serious red card offence at an off-field inquiry.

Fawin Wajid has been ordered to sit out two matches by the Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Rugby after he was found guilty of unleashing a dangerously illegal tackle on CH winger Anuradha Herath at their last week’s League match.

Wajid was found guilty of lifting Herath off his feet and landing him on the ground endangering his shoulder and head in the illegal tackle.

Wajid got away with only a yellow card showed to him by referee Aquib Jamaldeen.

The Disciplinary Committee of Sri Lanka Rugby has been tough on dangerous play in the current Dialog league championships with several players hauled up and punished according to its chairman Ibrahim Hamid.

“We will never tolerate any acts of dangerous play and no player will be able to escape punishment when found guilty. I must also say that the league matches are progressing well and we will not let incidents like this go unchecked”, said Hamid.

Meanwhile Air Force has bailed itself out over the assault of an assistant referee at one of their matches played in Ratmalana by paying the victim a sum of Rs.50,000 in damages.

The referees boycotted officiating at matches at the blacklisted venue unless action was taken to bring the culprits to book.

Air Force said they were unable to identify the attacker or attackers, a claim which the Tournament Committee rejected.