Danushka Gunathilaka. (Picture by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has reportedly appeared by ‘video hyperlink in handcuffs’ the place he was produced earlier than Sydney court docket on Monday, November 7 for getting a bail after being charged of 4 counts of sexual assault. 

As per experiences, a lawyer named Ananda Amaranath might be combating for the senior batter with a purpose to search bail for him on this case. Gunathilaka was part of the Sri Lankan squad that had participated within the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. 

How did Danushka Gunathilaka land himself in hassle?

In accordance with experiences, Danushka was arrested from the Sydney resort on Sunday, November 6 and 4 counts of sexual activity with out consent had been pressed in opposition to him. 

In the meantime, the New South Wales state police has mentioned that the cricketer, in addition to the girl, had met one another after speaking for a lot of days on a courting app. 

Jane Doherty, who’s the Detective Superintendent and the commander of the NSW state Intercourse Crimes Squad, mentioned that the 31-year-old batter had sexually assaulted the girl a number of instances. 

“They’d drinks and went for one thing to eat earlier than going again to the younger girl’s residence,” Doherty was quoted as saying by NDTV.

“The male assaulted the feminine numerous instances while performing sexual acts upon her”, she added.

In the meantime, the Sri Lankan cricket board has warned of the dire penalties that Danushka Gunathilaka should face if he’s discovered responsible on this incident. 

“SLC will intently monitor the proceedings in court docket and, in session with the ICC, will expeditiously provoke an intensive inquiry into the matter and take stern motion in opposition to the participant if discovered responsible,”  an official assertion learn.

Though a hamstring harm had dominated Gunathilka out within the first spherical, he remained with the Sri Lankan group in Australia for the remainder of their match. Whereas the reigning Asia Cup champions did make it to the Tremendous 12 stage, they had been simply not adequate in opposition to the large groups like Australia, New Zealand and, England on account of which they did not make the final 4. 

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