In what comes as shocking news, Sri Lanka batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested on the charges of rape. He was part of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 team in Australia. The left-hander played a few games including the one against Namibia in which his side famously lost. In the middle of the tournament, the 3-year-old got injured. However, the team management decided to keep him with the team.
Talking about the team, they qualified for the Super 12 round after beating the UAE and the Netherlands. They had lost their opening game against Namibia. In the Super 12 round, the team played five games, lost three, and won two. As they are are knocked out of the semis, they were scheduled to leave for Colombo. However, the 2014 winners have left for their nation leaving Gunathilaka behind.
BREAKING- Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested by the Sydney police on charges of rape. The team has left for home leaving him behind. @debasissen with details. @RevSportz pic.twitter.com/KUyDFMoGUB
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) November 6, 2022
Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested in Sydney yesterday for rape. Sri Lanka team left home without him this morning. Gunathilaka was injured three weeks ago and replaced by Ashen Bandara. But team management kept him with the squad without sending him home.
— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) November 6, 2022
Danushka Gunathilaka met the woman after chatting on an online dating app: New South Wales Police
According to the statement from the New South Wales Police, the Sri Lankan batter met the woman after chatting on an online dating app. The statement from the police said that the unfortunate incident happened on November 2. Danushka has been denied bail by the court and further inquiries will be conducted on him.