Lasith Malinga fined for outburst

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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