Sri Lankan cricketer 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 Suspended batsman appeared in Sydney’s Downing Centre court via video link from Parklea Correctional Centre, reported the Sydney Morning Herald, where he had been in custody since being refused bail on 7th November.
Danushka 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. Police said the cricketer and the woman met after talking for several days via an online dating application.
Bail conditions include an Australian 150,000 Dollars ($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.
Remember that Sri Lanka Cricket has formed a three-member panel including a retired high court judge to investigate the allegations.