|Full name||Kaushal Samaraweera Lokuarachchi|
20 May 1982 |
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Bowling style||Right arm leg spin|
|Test debut (cap 94)||25 April 2003 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||16 March 2004 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 115)||6 April 2003 v Kenya|
|Last ODI||13 October 2007 v England|
|T20I debut (cap 6)||1 June 2012 v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||3 June 2012 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|2000/01–2004/05||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club|
|2005/06–present||Sinhalese Sports Club|
|2013 –||Dhaka Gladiators|
Source: Cricinfo, 27 September 2016
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.
- "Lokuarachchi to appeal 18-month ban". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- "Match-fixing: Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years". BBC Sport. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.