Sri Lankan cricketer arrested for alleged sexual assault

STORY: Gunathilaka is due to face charges in court on Monday (November 7), Sri Lankan Cricket said. It said in a statement it would closely monitor court proceedings and, in consultation with the International Cricket Council, launch an inquiry into the matter.

Australian police said they had arrested a 31-year-old Sri Lankan national at a Sydney hotel shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday over the alleged sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman.

The 31-year-old batter played a first round match against Namibia at Geelong in Australia but was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a hamstring injury.

The Sri Lankan team were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup.