England tour of Sri Lanka and one of the Lankan players caught in the sex scandal in the hotel rooms with a female from management squad.
Sri Lanka team return from South Africa and hosted the series against England. They had hosted 2 test matches and 3 ODI matches at the same stadium. Played the first match at Galle International stadium between 14th Jan 2021 to 18th Jan 2021.
During this period one player from the Sri Lankan team who is around 20 years old seen with a female in the hotel room ahead of biosecure bubble rules. However, the female seen in the room was from the management team only.
This type of incident didn’t take place for the first time from the Lankan players. Before at the time of the South Africa tour Sri Lankan players were caught while smoking and boozing. Including other unwanted practices before the important game.
As a result, visitors face the massive 0-2 series loss against South Africa. There this situation was told to Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SCL) but they are not taking action on it. Instead, SCL ignoring such incidents.
Likewise now also Sri Lanka Cricket Board ignored the current sex scandal incidence which was brought under the limelight. Whereas, this particular women-only caught a couple of times earlier with different players from the team.
At that time also Sri Lankan Cricket Board avoided the incident and didn’t take any severe action against them. Because of which such things performed by different players again and again. As they know that SCL doesn’t take such incidence seriously.
Such sexual misconduct going from a long time
One of the sources from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board quoted, “The incident has been reported to the Colombo headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) by the team management in Galle. The player’s misconduct is not a new thing.”
Further, he added, “Similar types of sexual misconduct have been going on for a long time. The same female official has been involved on many occasions on such incidents. But the authorities have kept a blind eye.”
While concluding he told, “Such sexual misbehaviour had been happening during Sri Lanka’s recent visit to South Africa too. This is only a part of our player’s bad conduct during important series.”
Henceforth, the result of such things reflects on the team’s performance on the field. As they always suffer from the loss. Though they are playing on home soil then also they lost the first test match by seven wickets against England at Galle.
While playing first Sri Lankan team scored all out 135 runs. While cashing England scored a huge total of all out 421. In which Joe Root smashed the impressive double century knock along with 18 boundaries and one six, stood as the man of the match.
In the 2nd Sri Lankan openers smashed 62 and 111 runs respectively. Mathews strike 71 runs along with four boundaries. Which puts the total of 359 runs, England chase so easily and won the match single-handedly by seven wickets.