Sri Lankan cricketer Gunathilaka granted bail in sexual assault case

Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was granted bail in Sydney on Thursday, reversing an earlier decision in the case of the alleged sexual assault of a woman while on tour in Australia for the T20 World Cup.

The now-suspended batsman appeared in Sydney Downing Centre court via a video link from Parklea Correctional Centre, reported the Sydney Morning Herald, where he had been in custody since being refused bail on November 7.

Arrested just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 6, hours before the rest of the Sri Lanka team flew out, Gunathilaka has been charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent after allegedly assaulting a 29-year-old woman in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Bail conditions include a A$150,000 ($100,620) surety posted by an undisclosed person, surrender of passport, twice daily police reporting, a curfew from 9 pm to 6 am, not contacting the complainant, and a ban on accessing Tinder and dating applications.


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