Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka became the talk of the town in November 2021 after the player was detained by Sydney police for sexual assault. The incident took place at the time of the T20 World Cup, which was taking place in Australia during the event. Gunathilaka was 31 years old was arrested at the hotel of his team. and some members of the Sri Lankan squad returned home. The arrest came after an investigation into a alleged sexual assault on a woman on November 2. The woman was said to have had a meeting in person with Gunathilakaafter engaging with him through an online dating site for a number of days.
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The New South Wales police confirmed the arrest of an unidentified Sri Lankan national on its website. Gunathilaka was brought into the Sydney City police station and was released on bail shortly afterward. He was then forced to leave this year’s T20 World Cup due to an injury to his hamstring. The incident has sparked the nation to be in the middle of a controversy within Sri Lanka, with many cricket fans expressing surprise and displeasure over the incident. Gunathilaka is a highly respected player in his country and has played in the national team of Sri Lanka in all formats of the game. Born on the 17th of January 1991 in Colombo, Gunathilaka started playing cricket when he was just a few years old.
His debut came with Sri Lanka in 2015 and has since been a regular part of the team across all formats in the sport. Gunathilaka’s greatest moments in his career include a century in the 2017 World Cup against Zimbabwe 2017 as well as a half-century against England during the 2019 World Cup. He is renowned for his ferocious batting style and has proven to be a valuable contribution to his Sri Lankan team. But his career has been shattered by controversy including a suspension in the past for violating the codes of conduct. The sexual assault incident in Sydney is the most recent controversy to be a blow to the player’s career.
The Sri Lankan cricket board has expressed its regret about the incident, and stated it would take steps once the legal proceedings have been concluded. However, Gunathilaka has maintained his innocence and has denied any allegations against him. The incident has revealed the problem of harassment and sexual assault in the world of sports and the need to take strict steps to stop such incidents from happening. In the past, the Sri Lankan cricket board has already taken steps to enhance the conduct code for players and it is expected that the incidents of sexual assault and harassment will be prevented in the near future.