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Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: November 6, 2022 9:34 am| Updated: November 6, 2022 9:37 am

News Daily Digital Desk: The biggest controversy surrounding the T20 World Cup. Sri Lankan cricketer in court on charges of raping a woman. Sri Lankan batsman Dhanuska Gunatilka was arrested by the Sydney Police on Sunday. The Sri Lankan cricketer applied for bail but it was not granted.

Dhanuska Gunatilka was initially part of Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad. However, he was knocked out of the tournament due to a hamstring injury during the tournament. The Sri Lankan team management also announced the name of his replacement cricketer. However, despite not being in the team, Danushka Gunathilaka remained with the team in Sydney. Allegedly, he befriended a woman there and raped her.

[আরও পড়ুন: আগামী মরশুম থেকেই আই লিগ চ্যাম্পিয়নরা খেলবে আইএসএলে! বড় ঘোষণা ফেডারেশনের]

According to New South Wales Police (NSW Police) sources, Gunatilkar met a woman from East Sydney through a dating app. After talking to each other for several days, the Sri Lankan cricketer went to the woman’s house on November 2. Allegedly, the Sri Lankan cricketer had sex with the woman there without her consent. The woman complained to the New South Wales Police against Gunatilka. Based on that complaint, police arrested the Sri Lankan cricketer from a Sydney hotel late on Saturday night. He has been accused of sexual harassment.

[আরও পড়ুন: মোহনবাগানের হয়ে সেঞ্চুরি করেছিলেন কোহলি, জন্মদিনে স্মৃতিচারণ তৎকালীন কোচ-কর্তাদের]

Sri Lanka’s World Cup (ICC T-20 World Cup) campaign is already over. As a result, even if the entire Sri Lankan team returns home, Gunatilka will not be able to return. According to party sources, the rest of the Sri Lankan cricketers are returning home without Gunatilka. According to the police, yesterday the Sri Lankan cricketer virtually applied for bail in a local court. But his bail was not granted. As a result, he has to stay at home for the time being.

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