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23rd-Apr-2014

Jayawardene, Sangakkara could face disciplinary action

By Agency

Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title.
At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been decided to refer the matter to the SLC's disciplinary committee, a source told PTI.
After arriving from Bangladesh, the duo had slammed SLC officials for claiming that they had found fault with the way the players announced their retirement from T20 cricket.
The two stars argued that the SLC should have clarified their retirement intentions from themselves before making comments in the media. The SLC countered their argument saying that the players should have informed them first and not the media.
Both the players announced their retirement officially upon returning from Bangladesh.
On the issue of national team coach Paul Farbrace, who is reportedly leaving the Sri Lanka job, sources said the matter was deferred and a decision could be taken on Tuesday.
SLC sources were hopeful that Farbrace would stay on despite reported offers from the England Cricket Board to be the assistant to new England coach Peter Moores.
The former Kent player has had two stints with Sri Lanka previously.