Sri Lanka Cricket orders inquiry into drunken misbehaviour by player

The incident occured while Sri Lanka A team was on a tour of the West Indies © AFP

Colombo: Jul 2, 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has ordered an inquiry into reports that an unnamed member of the country’s A team player misbehaved on a British Airways flight while being drunk.

“…Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident and SLC will discuss with the Manager of Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team. An inquiry will be conducted based on the Manager’s report and disciplinary action will be taken on the player concerned if found guilty,” a SLC statement said.

Media reports said a drunken Sri Lankan cricketer caused panic on a packed British Airways flight when he tried to open the cabin door at 35,000ft.

The Sri Lanka A team was on a tour of the West Indies playing two four-day ‘Tests’ and 50-over and Twenty20 internationals.