Sri Lankan cricketer Gunathilaka denied bail in Sydney sexual assault case

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Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was denied bail by a court in Sydney on Monday after being charged with sexual assault while he was in Australia to play in the T20 World Cup.

Gunathilaka attended court via a video link. The bail hearing took place at the Downing Centre court in Sydney.

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Defense attorney Ananda Amaranath did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sri Lankan Cricket said in a statement on Sunday it would closely monitor court proceedings and, in consultation with the International Cricket Council, launch an inquiry into the matter.

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