Lahiru Kumara rapped on the knuckles and ankles

Bipin Dani, in Daily Mirror, 13 November 2018, where the title is Heavy fine imposed on Kumara for breaking curfew”

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lahiru Kumara has not only been axed from the squad on disciplinary grounds but is has been heavily fined too, it is learnt here. This was according to highly placed sources close to the team management. Kumara broke the team curfew just two days prior to the Galle Test and was replaced by another fast bowler, Dushmantha Chameera.

Players are supposed to be in their rooms before 11.00 pm on non-match days. On match-days, they can’t be out of team hotel after 10.00 pm. It could not be verified if and who Kumara, who came to team hotel after 11.00pm on November 4 had met. “He (Lahiru Kumara) is yet to pay the fine which was imposed by the team’s Fine Committee”, sources said.

The Fine Committee is made up of 3-4 senior team members including the captain and a member of the support staff. The identity of the support staff was not revealed but it is likely to be the coach Chandika Hathurusingha.

“Our outgoing team manager (Charith Senanayake) felt the amount of fine is too high and requested it to be reduced. The proposal is still under consideration. The amount collected is used for charity and noble causes. It is also spent on team dinner etc”, the source further revealed. “The Fine Committee is not empowered to collect the said amount from player’s contract fees due from the Sri Lanka Cricket board. The victim is supposed to pay the fine in cash only,” the gentleman clarified.

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Lahiru Kumara      

Full name Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara

Born February 13, 1997, Kandy

Current age 21 years 273 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Matara District,Nondescripts Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Trinity College

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Education Trinity College, Kandy

Chandradasa Brahammana Ralalage Lahiru Sudesh Kumara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 12 18 7 44 10 4.00 117 37.60 0 0 8 0 3 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 5 3 16 7* 8.00 37 43.24 0 0 2 0 2 0
First-class 26 36 13 207 47 9.00 334 61.97 0 0 24 8 6 0
List A 21 10 5 34 8 6.80 62 54.83 0 0 2 0 5 0
T20s Insights on t20 8 2 1 0 0* 0.00 2 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 12 22 2234 1475 40 6/122 7/135 36.87 3.96 55.8 4 1 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 8 310 396 8 2/34 2/34 49.50 7.66 38.7 0 0 0
First-class 26 47 4070 2516 81 6/122 7/135 31.06 3.70 50.2 6 1 0
List A 21 20 790 750 32 4/21 4/21 23.43 5.69 24.6 2 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 8 8 168 181 12 3/31 3/31 15.08 6.46 14.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Jun 23-26, 2018 scorecard
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ODI debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Feb 4, 2017 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
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First-class debut Sri Lanka A v West Indies A at Colombo (RPS), Oct 4-7, 2016 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown, Jun 23-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Feb 4, 2017 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Kalutara Town Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 24, 2018 scorecard
Last T20s Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (PSS), Mar 8, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/19 SL Board XI v England Colombo (CCC) 1 Nov 2018 Other
1/42 SL Board XI v England Colombo (NCC) 30 Oct 2018 Other
2/34 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 12 Aug 2018 ODI # 4031 Insights on
0/28 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 8 Aug 2018 ODI # 4030 Insights on
2/67, 7* Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 5 Aug 2018 ODI # 4029 Insights on
3, 0/11 Sri Lanka v South Africa Dambulla 29 Jul 2018 ODI # 4025 Insights on
4/58, 0, 2/31 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Jun 2018 Test # 2309 Insights on
0, 4/86, 0*, 0/28 Sri Lanka v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308 Insights on
4/95, 8, 3/40, 0 Sri Lanka v West Indies Port of Spain 6 Jun 2018 Test # 2306 Insights on
5*, 3/47 Sri Lankans v WICB XI Tarouba 30 May 2018 FC
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A robust, right-arm fast bowler from Kandy, Lahiru Kumara had played only eight days of first-class cricket – all of which were for the Sri Lanka A team – before he was selected in the Test squad in October 2016. He was largely picked on his promise. One of the fastest bowlers in Sri Lanka’s system, Kumara possesses a sharp bouncer, and an ability to both swing and seam the ball – all allied to a bustling intensity.

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