Sri Lanka Cricket announce Danushka Gunathilaka is Suspended from all formats of the game

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Danushka Gunathilaka News

Sri Lankan Cricket Board now faces new challenges in the form of Danushka Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka News: A cricket player from Sri Lanka named Danushka Gunathilaka was seized on November 5 in Sydney. According to Sri Lanka Cricket, Danushka Gunatilleke has reportedly been jailed after a woman accused her of sexual assault (SLC).

When Sri Lanka played England in Sydney, Danushka Gunatilleke was a member of the team. The arrest reportedly took place after the match. presently, recent sources imply that he has been barred from all game types. He has represented Sri Lanka in eight Tests, 46 T20 Internationals, and 47 ODIs.

Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a lady at the T20 World Cup, was denied bail following the hearing on Monday at a local court.

Danushka Gunathilaka Getting arrested

After being detained on Sunday while packing his things at the team hotel. On Sussex Street for a 3.30 am flight to Sri Lanka following the team’s Twenty20 World Cup loss to England at the SCG on Saturday night. Gunathilaka, 31 years old, has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket from all forms of the game.

Gunathilaka spent Sunday night in detention after being charged with four charges of engaging in sexual activity without consent. Without him, the Sri Lankan team took a flight home.

Sri Lanka’s Journey

Gunathilaka travelled to Australia with Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup team. But he only got to play in their opening match, a defeat to Namibia, before suffering a hamstring rupture and withdrawing from the tournament. In addition to a few Tests, he has participated in approximately 100 one-day and Twenty20 international matches for Sri Lanka.

Police Statement

New South Wales police in a statement quoted saying “The woman met with the man after communicating with him for a number of days via an online dating application. It’s alleged he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of November 2, 2022. As part of ongoing investigations, a crime scene examination was undertaken by specialist police at an address in Rose Bay yesterday. Following further inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1 am today (Sunday, November 6, 2022).”

Sri Lankan Cricket Board Statement

“Sri Lanka Cricket will take necessary steps to promptly carry out an inquiry into the alleged offence, Sri Lanka Cricket will have zero tolerance for any such conduct of the players and will provide all required support to law enforcement authorities of Australia over the incident. Every accused person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty and therefore will take every step possible to assist [Gunathilaka] in his legal battle.”

What happens Next?

We will have to wait and see what happens with the case of Danushka Gunatilleke as the case is complicated and can also be considered high profile case. So it will definitely take time to get the final verdict on the incident. Until then follow Stumps and Bails for regular updates related to this issue and also other latest updates.

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