Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday handed down a one year suspended sentence from all forms of cricket to spinner Jeffrey Vandersay was fined 20-pct from his annual contract fee for misconduct reported against the player during the concluded West Indies Tour.
Vandersay was imposed with the above punishment, following the player’s admission of guilt over the incident.
SLC has also informed the player that during the period of serving the aforesaid suspended sentence, any breach of the contractual obligation shall be severely dealt with together with the suspension.
Vandersay was sent home from West Indies on disciplinary grounds.
The board did not specify the exact nature of the incident which led to the Lankan leg spinner’s expulsion ahead of the third and final Test in Barbados but the Sunday Times can confirm it was related to a late night out by the player concerned.
Sri Lankan players have been subject to a midnight curfew for many years. Mirrorcricket reliably learns that while the rest of the players had returned to the hotel in time, Vandersay has gone missing until next day morning. With Vandersay missing, the team management has lodged a police complaint.
Vandersay has later returned to the hotel and had said he could not remember what happened to him. He has also lost his mobile phone sources said.
Vandersay, 28 has been identified as future prospect specially at a time when country’s premier spinner Rangana Herath is nearing the end of his international career and was drafted into the side in order to give him the required exposure and experience. He is yet to make his Test debut even though he has represented Sri Lanka few times in limited over cricket in the recent past.