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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested after operating over and killing 64-year outdated guy in Panadura


Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has been arrested via the police in Horethuduwa for operating over a pedestrian, who ultimately succumbed to his accidents, together with his automotive early on Sunday morning.

Mendis’s automotive hit a 64-year-old guy who used to be touring on a bicycle early morning on July five within the Colombo suburb of Panadura. The person used to be an area resident who died as he used to be being admitted to medical institution, consistent with reviews.

Mendis is ready to be produced prior to a Justice of the Peace later these days, police stated. It’s but to be ascertained whether or not both of the 2 have been inebriated or now not.

The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has performed 44 Checks, 76 ODIs and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He has collected 2995 runs in Checks at 36.97, 2167 runs in ODIs at 30.52 and 484 runs within the shortest layout of the sport in global cricket.

Mendis used to be a part of the nationwide squad which had resumed coaching after the COVID-19 lockdown. Sri Lanka’s global assignments, together with a excursion via India, had been cancelled because of the pandemic.

Mendis’s arrest is every other large blow for Sri Lanka cricket which is already embroiled in controversy following allegations of match-fixing within the 2011 International Cup ultimate.

Former Sri Lanka Sports activities Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that the general, which India gained, used to be fastened via “sure events” in Sri Lanka.

3 former captains – Aravinda de Silva (chairman of selectors right through the 2011 International Cup), Kumar Sangakkara (captain) and Mahela Jayawardene (centurion within the ultimate) – have been wondered via the police as a part of the investigation, which used to be in the long run halted via the Sri Lankan Sports activities Ministry because of inadequate proof.

The Global Cricket Council (ICC) additionally stated there’s no reason why to doubt the integrity of the 2011 International Cup ultimate through which India defeated Sri Lanka, saying that it has now not been supplied any proof that might benefit an investigation into the sport.

“We haven’t any reason why to doubt the integrity of the ICC Males’s Cricket International Cup Ultimate 2011,” ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit Normal Supervisor Alex Marshall stated in a remark.

“The ICC Integrity Unit has appeared into the new allegations in regards to the ICC Males’s Cricket International Cup Ultimate 2011,” Marshall stated.

The previous Sri Lankan Sports activities Minister’s claims that the ICC used to be despatched a letter alleging solving used to be additionally rubbished via Marshall.

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