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Dilruwan Perera offers unconditional apology, ready to face Colts Inquiry over misconduct

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Fearing of snub from the national team, Sri Lanka cricketer Dilruwan Perera has taken an U-turn by requesting Colts Cricket Club to reconsider it’s decision to suspend the off-spinner over misconduct charges, Cricket Age reliably learns.

On September 4, Cricket Age had published that Perera was suspended by Colts, after found guilty of verbally abusing Club’s General Manager on August 7 over a pitch related matter for practice.

As Colts is regarded as Sri Lanka’s most prestigious Cricket Club, the management had held an ExCo meeting and unanimously decided to suspend Diluwan until further inquiry.

“It was brought to the Committee’s knowledge that you have verbally abused the General Manager of the Club, after arguing with him on the provision of Cricket pitch for practices. Since this is a serious disciplinary matter the Committee has decided to conduct an inquiry, which will be notified to you in due course, in the meantime please show cause on or before 11th September 2020, if you wish to explain your side of the story prior to the inquiry,” Colts General Secretary Brig. Shiran had said in his letter to Dilruwan.

Now, Dilruwan has requested Colts management to reconsider the suspension, while tendering an unconditional apology.

“He has sent an email, saying that he is ready to face the inquiry on the misconduct charges and also tenders an unconditional apology over his misbehavior” a top Colts official told Cricket Age. 

The Colts management was gearing up to make a formal complaint about Dilruwan’s misconduct to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as well, that could have put his participation in the upcoming Bangladesh test series in doubt.

A right-arm off break bowler and a handy lower order batsman, Dilruwan so far has played 40 tests, 13 ODIs and 2 T20Is matches for Sri Lanka. Of late, he has become a permanent member of Sri Lanka test side, especially in home condition.


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