Danushka Gunathilaka: Sri Lanka star banned from all forms of cricket



“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 31-year-old Sri Lankan batter was arrested from the team hotel in Sydney — where the T20 World Cup is going on — in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was later denied bail by a Sydney court on Monday and will continue to remain in custody.

The player allegedly assaulted a 29-year-old woman at a residence in Rose Bay in Sydney earlier in the week.

He has featured in eight Tests, 47 ODIs and 46 T20s. While he was in Australia with the national team for the T20 world cup, he had been ruled out of the tournament.

The Sri Lankan team exited the World Cup at the Super 12s stage, losing their final match against England over the weekend.

Additional reporting by agencies

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