Sri Lanka Cricket found Lasith Malinga to have breached his contract and fined him half of his match fee on Tuesday (June 26) after he criticised Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.
A three member panel set up by SLC found Malinga guilty of breach of conduct. SLC in a media release said that Malinga accepted the sanction and tendered a formal apology.
"The finding were subsequently reported to the Executive Committee, who imposed a sentence of one year suspension, suspended by six months (whereby the punishment would be imposed in the event of a similar infraction within the stipulated six month period) and a 50 percent fine of his next ODI match fee," the release said.
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