Watch: Sri Lanka Cricketer Chamika Karunaratne Loses Teeth While Taking a Catch During LPL

Sri Lankan cricketer Chamika Karunaratne was rushed to hospital after suffering a bizarre injury after he allegedly lost four teeth while trying to take a catch during a Lanka Premier League match on Wednesday. The incident happened during the LPL match between Kandy Falcons and Galle Gladiators in Galle.

Karunaratne, however, took a successful catch of Nuvanidu Fernando, who was batting on 13, but immediately covered his face but appeared to signal to his teammates that he was fine.

The Kandy Falcons team director later said that Karunaratne is stable and will be available for the rest of LPL 2023.

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Earlier, Karunaratne was banned for one year by Sri Lanka Cricket for an alleged breach during the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was also fined $5000 by the cricket board.

“Following the findings and recommendations of the Inquiry Panel, the Executive Committee of the SLC has imposed a ban of one year from participation in all forms of cricket and the said ban shall be suspended for a period of one year,” the SLC said. said in a statement.

“Considering the seriousness of the breaches committed by Karunaratne, the Inquiry Panel vide its report has recommended to the Executive Committee of the SLC that the player be severely warned to desist from further breaches and be punished with a punishment which will have no effect on his cricket. Don’t be affected. career.” it added.

Meanwhile, the Kandy Falcons won the match by five wickets – their second consecutive win of the season. With four points, he currently holds the top spot in the LPL standings thanks to an improved net run-rate of 3.925.

Jaffna Kings, the Falcons’ next opponents, also have four points but have an NRR of 1.412. Galle Gladiators are third after losing both their matches while Dambulla Aura are fourth.

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