Two coaches banned for five years | Sunday Observer

Two coaches banned for five years

4 October, 2020

The Sri Lanka Kabaddi Federation (SLKF) has decided to impose a five-year ban on two Kabaddi coaches following a disciplinary inquiry.

Nuwan Kapila Bandara, the former coach of the men’s team and Indika Sanath Kumara, the former coach of the women’s team were banned with immediate effort having being found guilty of entering the Torrington sports hostel and behaving in an unruly manner according to an SLKF official statement.

The incident took place during the training period ahead of the South Asian Games last December.

A three-member probe committee appointed by the Director General of Sports at the Sports Ministry found the duo guilty of misconduct on additional evidence provided by CCTV cameras installed at the hostel. Both coaches were tentatively banned on October 10, 2019 which has now been officially extended to the five-year ban valid until October 19, 2024 following the result of the disciplinary inquiry.

A media release from the SLKF stated that the two coaches were investigated for allegedly entering the sports hostel on October 9 last year and manhandling an assistant coach.