April 13, 2024
Gunathilaka Suspended from all forms of Cricket, Taken to Sydney Jail (1)

Gunathilaka Suspended from all forms of Cricket, Taken to Sydney Jail

Citing the alleged sexual assault in Australia, the Sri Lankan cricket board has suspended Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

The cricket executive committee has also stated that it will not consider him for any selections in the future and will extend full support to the Australian police in their investigation. Other reports have revealed that Gunathilaka has been taken to a Sydney jail after denying his bail plea.

Danushka Gunathilaka Sexual Allegations

A day after Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested from his hotel room in Australia, the Sri Lankan cricket board announced his suspension from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.

This, alongside the penalty, the Sri Lankan board may announce if the player was found guilty after the investigation. In its statement, the board said it’ll extend full support to the Australian police in the ongoing investigation of these rape charges while emphasizing that it has a “zero tolerance” policy for any such conduct by a player.

This comes hours after the player – Danushka Gunathilaka – was denied bail for his wrongdoing. Foreign media further report that Gunathilaka is transferred to Sydney’s Silverwater prison hours after bail denial.

To the unknown, Sri Lankan star cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested in the early hours of November 6th in Australia over the sexual assault of an Australian woman. He was accused of raping her in a hotel room earlier this month, which triggered her to file a complaint against him with the New South Wales police – who arrested Gunathilaka from his hotel room in Rose Bay, Sydney, on early Sunday.

This incident extends the embarrassment for Sri Lanka cricket, which was knocked out of the ongoing T20I World Cup in the league stage. The island team has been the champions of this year’s Aisa Cup, held in September.

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