Why would Sangakkara & Jayawardene face disciplinary action

Why would Sangakkara & Jayawardene face disciplinary action

By: || Updated: 23 Apr 2014 11:27 AM
Johannesburg: Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will reportedly face disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals.


On their return home from the World T20 triumph in Bangladesh, the duo hit out at board officials who criticized them for announcing their retirement from the shortest format of the game to the media before discussing it with officials, in a news conference.




The two stalwarts also said that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and chief executive Ashley de Silva criticized them in the media without ascertaining if they really made such a statement.


According to Sport24, in view of the incident, SLC said in a statement that it would refer the ''unsubstantiated statements'' of the players to the disciplinary committee ''for their views and recommendations''.


Sangakkara and Jayawardene, who played crucial hands in the final against India, handed letters of resignation from T20 internationals to the cricket board after their home arrival, the report added

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