Kamil Mishara Recalled From Bangladesh Tour

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) recalled left-handed opening batsman Kamil Mishara from the two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Tuesday, alleging that he had broken the ‘player’s conduct/behaviour’ guidelines.

Mishara, who is part of an 18-man squad competing in the ongoing Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh series, would be flown back to Sri Lanka straight away. SLC, on the other hand, refused to say when the claimed rule violation occurred, or what the 21-year-old player did, to warrant the recall.

“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted to recall Kamil Mishara from Bangladesh for his alleged breach of regulations surrounding the player’s conduct/behaviour as specified in his Tour Contract,” the country’s cricket authority said in a statement.

“As a result, Mishara, who is a part of the 18-man squad competing in the ongoing Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh series, will be transported back to Sri Lanka immediately.” SLC further stated that an investigation would be launched, with additional action ‘decided’ based on the findings.

“Upon his departure, Sri Lanka Cricket will conduct a complete investigation into the ‘violations,’ and based on the findings of the investigation, additional actions against the player will be considered,” the statement continued.

In February 2022, he made his international debut for the Sri Lankan cricket team. He was picked in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for their series against the West Indies later that month. Kamil Mishara was picked to Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 International (T20I) team for their series against Australia in January 2022. On 20 February 2022, he made his T20I debut for Sri Lanka against Australia. He was picked in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for the series against Bangladesh in April 2022. On 23 May, Sri Lanka Cricket summoned Kamil Mishara for allegedly violating the ‘player’s conduct/behaviour’ guidelines.

Mishara did not play in the drawn first Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, and he is also not in the squad for the second match of the series in Mirpur.