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SSC lifts ban on Danushka Gunathilaka following trial verdict

Colombo (LNW): The Sinhalese Sports Club’s Cricket Committee and Executive Committee have lifted the ban on Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka.

The immediate lifting of the ban allows Gunathilaka’s participation in the Major Club Limited Over tournament organised by the SLC.

Gunathilaka recently faced a judge-alone trial in Sydney, pleading not guilty to a charge of sexual assault without consent.

The allegation involved an incident on November 2 of the previous year, where it was claimed that the cricketer engaged in stealthing during sexual intercourse with a woman in Sydney.

The trial took place at the Downing Centre District Court.

While Gunathilaka was initially charged with multiple offenses, including rape, all charges except one were dropped.

The verdict on the remaining charge found the Sri Lankan cricketer not guilty of sexual assault, leading to his release from the case.

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