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

Gunathilaka has performed eight Tests, 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 courtroom.

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

It is alleged he sexually assaulted a 29-year-old girl on Wednesday, 2 November.

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

Gunathilaka was dominated out of the event 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 various days on a relationship 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 carefully monitor the proceedings in courtroom and, in session with the ICC, will expeditiously provoke a radical inquiry into the matter and take stern motion in opposition to the participant if discovered responsible.”

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