Jeffrey Vandersay, the legspinner, has been sent home by Sri Lanka Cricket over disciplinary issues ahead of the team’s third Test against Windies in Bridgetown on Saturday (June 23).
“In consideration of an incident reported by the management of the national team, Jeffrey Vandersay, who toured West Indies with the national team is sent back to Sri Lanka owing to his conduct, which amounts to breach of contractual obligations of the agreement signed between SLC and Vandersay,” said the governing body in an official release.
The release did not specify the incident that led to disciplinary action against the legspinner. However, according to a report in Cricbuzz, Vandersay visited a nightclub with some teammates after the fifth day of the drawn second Test in St Lucia but failed to return to the hotel until the following morning, which led to the team management filing a police report.
Vandersay’s explanation was that his teammates left the night club without taking him along, and he didn’t remember the route back to the hotel.
This latest controversy follows fresh on the heels of the ball-tampering incident in the second Test, which resulted in a one-match ban for Dinesh Chandimal, the captain. After the umpires informed Sri Lanka of their ruling in regards to condition of the ball, the team had refused to take the field for two hours on the third day.