Danushka Gunathilaka: Sri Lanka batter charged with sexual assault at T20 World Cup

Gunathilaka has performed eight Checks, 47 one-day internationals and 46 Twenty20s for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been charged in relation to an alleged sexual assault whereas on the T20 World Cup in Australia.

He has been charged with 4 counts of sexual activity with out consent and denied bail at a Sydney court docket.

Gunathilaka, 31, was arrested shortly earlier than 01:00 native time on Sunday morning on the workforce resort.

It’s alleged he sexually assaulted a 29-year-old lady on Wednesday, 2 November.

The arrest got here hours after Sri Lanka’s ultimate sport of the World Cup – a four-wicket defeat by England on Saturday.

Gunathilaka was dominated out of the match with harm on 20 October however had remained with the squad in Australia.

New South Wales police say he met with the girl after speaking for quite a lot of days on a courting app.

A Sri Lanka Cricket assertion mentioned: “Sri Lanka Cricket confirms that it was notified by the ICC [International Cricket Council] that player Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested on the allegations of sexual assault of a woman in Sydney, and Mr Gunathilaka is due to appear in court tomorrow (7 November).

“SLC will intently monitor the proceedings in court docket and, in session with the ICC, will expeditiously provoke an intensive inquiry into the matter and take stern motion in opposition to the participant if discovered responsible.”