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Sri Lanka Cricket droop Danushka Gunathilaka from all types of cricket following sexual assault allegations

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Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Sri Lanka batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended by the Government Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket with fast impact following his arrest from a Sydney resort on Sunday, November 6 with expenses of 4 counts of sexual activity with out consent pressed in opposition to him. 

The cricketer was produced earlier than a Sydney court docket on Monday, November 7 in search of bail for the sexual assault expenses pressed in opposition to him. Nonetheless, the Sri Lankan cricket board had already warned him of dire penalties if he’s discovered responsible, they usually have first determined to penalize the disgraced batter by making him unavailable for nationwide choice following this incident. 

Danushka Gunathilaka penalized by SLC 

In an official assertion launched by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday, November 7, it has been talked about that Danushka Gunathilaka is not going to be eligible for any alternatives following this controversial incident the place he has been accused of sexually assaulting an Australian ladies by forceful means with out her consent. 

“Moreover, Sri Lanka Cricket will take the required steps to promptly perform an inquiry into the alleged offense, and, upon conclusion of the aforementioned court docket case in Australia, steps might be taken to penalize the stated participant if discovered responsible”, the assertion learn.

“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to emphasise that it adopts a “zero tolerance” coverage for any such conduct by a participant and can present all of the required assist to the Australian regulation enforcement authorities to hold out an neutral inquiry into the incident”, it added.

Gunathilaka was sidelined from the group after sustaining a hamstring through the first spherical of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Nonetheless, he remained with the Sri Lankan group proper all through their match in Australia. The Lankans may solely handle victories over groups like Eire, and Afghanistan which did no justice to their semifinal qualification situations because the Asia Cup holders ended their marketing campaign following a loss to England of their ultimate Tremendous 12 recreation. 

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