Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has suspended batter Danushka Gunathilaka from all types of cricket with rapid impact after he was charged and arrested on rape costs in Sydney.
In an official assertion, SLC mentioned, “The Govt Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket determined to droop nationwide participant Danushka Gunathilaka from all types of cricket with rapid impact and won’t take into account him for any picks after being knowledgeable that Mr. Gunathilaka was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a lady in Australia.
“Moreover, Sri Lanka Cricket will take the mandatory steps to promptly perform an inquiry into the alleged offense, and, upon conclusion of the aforementioned courtroom case in Australia, steps might be taken to penalise the mentioned participant if discovered responsible.
Gunathilaka was dominated out of the continuing ICC T20 World Cup within the first spherical after sustaining a hamstring damage. He was changed by travelling reserve Ashen Bandara however stayed with in Australia with the Lankan squad.
The 31-year-old has represented Sri Lanka in 46 T20Is and has scored 741 runs at a mean of 16.46.
Sri Lanka’s World Cup marketing campaign was minimize brief following a defeat in its final group match against England on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Saturday.
Gunathilaka denied bail by native courtroom
Gunathilaka was denied bail after the listening to at an area courtroom in Sydney on Monday.
He attended the listening to through a video hyperlink in Downing Centre Native Court docket from Surry Hills cells.
In line with a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Gunathilaka was handcuffed and carrying a gray T-shirt and blue denims throughout his digital attendance on the listening to.
His lawyer Ananda Amaranath made a bail software through the “closed courtroom” listening to and Justice of the Peace Robert Williams refused bail, the report mentioned.
“Actually, we’re contemplating an software to the Supreme Court docket and that might be finished as quickly as doable,” Amaranath was quoted as saying within the report.
“He’ll be disillusioned, clearly.” The Sri Lankan staff had left Australia with out Gunathilaka after being eradicated from the T20 World Cup on Saturday.
(With inputs from PTI)