Sydney: Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested on Sunday over alleged sexual assault and rape charges in Sydney.
According to reports, the arrest was made from the team hotel in Sydney’s central business district in connection with an alleged sexual abuse complaint of a 29-year-old woman.
The reports further added that the incident of sexual assault was reported at a property in Rose Bay earlier this week.
In a statement, the New South Wales Police added, “The woman met with the man after communicating with him for a number of days via an online dating application; it’s alleged he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of November 2, 2022.”
The statement added, “As part of ongoing investigations, a crime scene examination was undertaken by specialist police at an address in Rose Bay yesterday. Following further inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1 am today (Sunday, November 6, 2022)”.
The cricketer was taken to the Sydney City Police Station and charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
Danushka was ruled out of the team in the preliminary round of the World Cup after sustaining a hamstring injury. He further stayed back in Australia with the team.
(With Agency Inputs)