SLC bans Chamara Silva for two years

The ban comes seven months after an enquiry was launched to examine a Tier-B game between Panadura Cricket Club, skippered by Silva, and Kalutara Physical Culture Club that featured unusual scoring rate.

Chamara Silva during the 2011 World Cup game against New Zealand.   -  AP

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has banned Chamara Silva for "misconduct and not playing to the Spirit of the game" in a domestic match.

The ban comes seven months after an enquiry was launched to examine a Tier-B game between Panadura Cricket Club, skippered by Silva, and Kalutara Physical Culture Club that featured unusual scoring rate.

SLC, in its website, said that "the Committee of Inquiry has found that two teams have been found guilty of misconduct and not playing to the Spirit of the game, and NOT of match fixing."

It also declared the match void.

Silva's last game for Sri Lanka was a T20I against Pakistan in 2011.