| Colombo, Sri Lanka|
Right arm leg spin
Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi
(1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 32)
St Peters College, Colombo
Kaushal Lokuarachchi Wikipedia
Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi (born May 20, 1982 in Colombo, Sri Lanka), or Kaushal Lokuarachchi, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played all formats. He is a right-handed batsman and a legbreak bowler. He was banned by BPL anti-corruption tribunal for 18 months and not involved in cricket since then.
Having made an exceptional start to his career as an allrounder when he was a schoolboy, Lokuarachchi was made part of the Sri Lankan squad after the disastrous 2003 Cricket World Cup. He is primarily a leg-spinner, and it was thought that he would be able to capture a regular place in the team. However, having suffered from a car crash in August 2003 which killed a woman, he was given a four-month disciplinary ban by the Sri Lankan cricket board.
Having made his return steadily in the 2004 Provincial Tournament, he drifted back into the team, and having seen Muttiah Muralitharan suffer from a shoulder injury he captured a place in the team for the one-day series against South Africa in the Champions Trophy.
Lokuarachchi was arrested after involved in an accident which killed a pedestrian and injured her son in April 2003. He claimed that he had fallen asleep while driving. He was subsequently banned for four months by BCCSL.
In June 2014, Lokuarachchi was banned from cricket for 18 months by the Bangladesh Premier League Anti Corruption Tribunal for failing to report an approach by a bookie.