Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been accused of sexual assault while the team has just ended its campaign in the ICC t20 World Cup 2022. He was immediately taken into custody after the Super 12s match against England.
It has been reported that he met a girl on an online dating application and raped her. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) while announcing the outcomes, has revealed that he is no more eligible to take part in any form of cricket, suspending him for allegedly raping a girl.
As a result of an alleged sentence in Sydney on 2nd November, he was detained early on Sunday and charged with four counts of rape. On the next day, the cricketer was refused bail.
According to SLC,
Sri Lanka Cricket will take the necessary steps to promptly carry out an inquiry into the alleged offence, and, upon conclusion of the aforementioned court case in Australia, steps will be taken to penalize the said player if found guilty.
“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,”
The ExCo of SLC decided to suspend national player Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect and will not consider him for any selections. READ 👇https://t.co/0qp6lNVEoH— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) November 7, 2022