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Colts revokes Dilruwan Perera’s Suspension

Written by Sumit Seth

Sri Lanka cricketer Dilruwan Perera’s suspension from the prestigious Colts Cricket Club was revoked on Saturday, after he tendered unconditional apology and faced the inquiry, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Earlier this month, 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.

“He (Dilruwan) admitted his mistake and apologized to the concerned club officials. After that we decided to revoke his suspension. The club always believes in correcting the mistakes and we maintained the same policy in Dilruwan case by holding an inquiry. At our club, the discipline is paramount. While revoking  Dilruwan suspension, we also considered that he has been associated with us since long time” a top Colts official told Cricket Age. 

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. He is in the preliminary squad for the upcoming Bangladesh test series as well, if the visitors accept Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Covid-19 guidelines.  Bangladesh is slated to play three Tests against Sri Lanka starting October 23. If it happens, it will be the first series the two teams will face-off after a COVID-enforced long break.

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