By Bernie Wijesekera
Three players from the Army SC, CH&FC
and Old Zahirians SC were suspended from playing two matches each
due to 'RED CARDS' shown on them for dangerous play during the Caltex
'A' Division Rugby League tournament.
Disciplinary Committee of the Rugby Union S. Sivendran (Chairman),
Quentin Israel and Ajith Abeyratne met and inquired into the reports
submitted to them and took stern action against the errant players.
the CR&FC Vs Army SC match played on 16th July at Army grounds
referee Anil Jayasinghe issued a red card and ordered off Army flanker
H. Karunarathne for striking a player. He was suspended from playing
in two matches.
the match CR&FC Vs CH&FC played on 24th July at Maitland
Crescent CH Fijian centre Jim Bolaboro was shown a red card and
ordered off the field for repeated dangerous play by referee Anura
Jayasekara. He was suspended for two games.
Vs Old Zahirians on 25th July at Havelock Park referee D. Nimal,
issued a red card and ordered off Old Zahirians Fijian player, Timosie
Vuniyawa for dangerous play. He too was suspended from playing two
Committee requested that the Navy coach, Anil Ramanathan should
not be permitted to sit on the players bench in future as the match
Commissioner Marco Silva has reported that he was abusing the touch
judges and misconducting himself. Earlier too he had been reported
for this type of behaviour.
The Police Griffins Vs Air Force Chipmunks played on 03rd
July at Ratmalana (Air Force grounds) where the Air Force reserves
invaded the field and attacked the Police players, an inquiry was
held. Air Vice Marshal Channa Gunaratne who was present at the inquiry
informed that disciplinary action has been taken against all three
Airmen and they have been banned from Air Force rugby in the future.
Disciplinary Committee commended the action of AVM Channa Gunaratne,
Chairman Air Force rugby for taking prompt action.