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Monday, March 27, 2023

Sri Lanka investigates cricketer accused of rape in Australia

Sri Lanka Cricket, the governing body for cricket in the island country, launched an investigation on Tuesday In the alleged rape case involving his national team player Danushka GunathilakFor which he was arrested in Australia while participating in the World Cup with his team.

The federation formed a three-member panel which, apart from probing the alleged violations, It will also analyze other incidents that happened during the competition.

“The committee will also focus on the investigation of several alleged incidents that have come to the notice of Sri Lanka Cricket. And that reportedly happened during the national team’s stay in Australia.”announced the agency in a statement this Tuesday.

The document indicates that they will first request an immediate clarification from the coach of the team, And that they don’t rule out taking action against multiple players.

“After the presentation of the report by the Panel, Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee will take strict disciplinary action against players and/or officials If any irregularity or negligence is proved in the performance of their official duties,” he said.

This comes a day after the communication federation suspended Gunathilaka.

The player was arrested on Sunday from the hotel where the Sri Lankan team stays. After a complaint of rape by a 29-year-old woman.

According to the victim, The alleged breach happened last Wednesday after meeting the alleged attacker through an online platformPolice in the New South Wales region, whose capital is Sydney.

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