Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 7 2022, 6:49 AM

Danushka Gunathilaka suspended by SLC over alleged sexual assault

image-la6f8sprDanushka Gunathilaka [Source: Associate Press]

Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday.

Gunathilaka will not be considered for selection in the future after it came into light that he was charged with sexual assault of a woman in Australia.

It has been reported that the Sri Lanka Cricket will carry out the necessary inquiry into the alleged offence carried out by the batter. Furthermore, steps will be taken to penalise the player, if found guilty.

Sri Lanka Cricket released a media statement on the same issue.

"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize that it adopts a 'zero tolerance' policy for any such conduct by a player and will provide all the required support to the Australian law enforcement authorities to carry out an impartial inquiry into the incident."

Gunathilaka was denied bail after the hearing at a local court on Monday. The Sri Lankan team had left Australia without Gunathilaka after being eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday.

As per the reports, his lawyers made a bail application during the closed court hearing, but the magistrate refused it.

Gunathilaka has represented Sri Lanka in 46 T20Is and has scored 741 runs, at an average of 16.46.

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