The attorneys for Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka said in a press release immediately that he stays harmless of all costs regardless of being detained and accused of 4 counts of sexual assault in Australia. Danushka Gunathilaka has employed SANS Legislation, a Sydney-based regulation agency, to symbolize him in regard to the accusations.
A 3-person investigation group was established by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday, November 8 to look into the state of affairs involving the senior batsman. He was taken into custody at a Sydney lodge on November 6 and appeared in court docket the next day. The regulation agency issued a press release relating to the matter and disclosed that the case is at present being heard by the New South Wales Native Court docket.
“Danushka Gunathilaka maintains his innocence of all costs. Given the early phases of proceedings, we don’t want to make any additional remark and can permit for the matter to be correctly ventilated earlier than the Court docket,” the assertion learn.
After Gunathilaka was detained, Sydney Justice of the Peace Robert Williams refused him bail and adjourned the listening to to a brand new date, which is January 12, granting the case a interval of 9 and a half weeks. Danushka Gunathilaka has additionally been banned from all types of cricket by the Government Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket following his detention in Australia.
As a result of an damage sustained throughout his group’s match towards Namibia throughout the first-round video games, Gunathilaka had been disqualified from the T20 World Cup 2022. However whereas recovering, he remained in Australia with the remainder of the group.
He communicated with the 29-year-old girl by way of a relationship app for a lot of days earlier than allegedly assembly her final week. The Sri Lankan cricketer was detained after the lady accused him of sexually assaulting her throughout their assembly and reported him to the police.
“The committee can even focus the inquiry on varied alleged incidents which have come to the eye of Sri Lanka Cricket and which might be stated to have allegedly taken place throughout the nationwide group’s keep in Australia. The panel on this course of will name for a direct rationalization from the group supervisor pertaining to his (the supervisor’s) conduct, with references to the prevalence of such incidents,” SLC’s assertion learn.