The controversy erupted on the social media after the video of the two sri lanka players Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis roaming outside, breaching the Bio-bubble went viral.
Criticisms were poured from all the sections including the Sri lankan cricket board for breaching the Bio-bubble protocol. The Sri Lanka cricket board has launched an investigation against them.
This news comes at the time when Sri Lanka lost the final T20 against England by 89 runs.
Both Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis were part of the team that played the T20 series against England. Sri Lanka was already facing the backlash for the defeat against England.
This news only added fuel to the fire.
Players were likely to stay in the bio-bioble to wait for the next series against England. Two players Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis were seen roaming the streets of Durham.
The Sri Lankan board did not take this careless act by the two players kindly and instantly launched an investigation into the breach. They also made it clear guilty players are under investigation, if found guilty, they will be punished as deemed fit. The Sri Lanka cricket board chief took this decision when a Video of the players roaming surfaced on social media.
A journalist who reported this news said that there was a third player involved with Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis when they were roaming the streets of Durham. He said that they were allowed to go in Cardiff but restricted from exploring Durham because of the Covid situation.
The journalist also made it clear that the guilty player will be isolated for the two weeks and a fine will be imposed on them for breaching the bio-bubble.
The timing of the news is not good and Sri lanka had to face the worst defeat in the all three T20 matches. Now the possibility of Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis is looking bleak. The former players are very critical of the acts by the Sri lankan players.
Soon, Sri Lanka will face England in three ODIs that are likely to take place soon. The first ODI will take place on Tuesday at Chester-le-Street.