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Karunaratne allowed bail

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Sri Lanka’s Test Cricket Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was this morning allowed bail by the Narahenpita Traffic Court magistrate after he was produced in connection to an accident that occurred on Sunday morning.


Police allege that the top cricketer was under the influence when the vehicle he was driving hit a three-wheeler in the early hours of Sunday morning. The driver of the three-wheeler was injured and admitted to hospital.

Sri Lanka Cricket has said it will investigate the incident.

Karunaratne who led Sri Lanka to a historic series win in South
Africa earlier this month is tipped to captain the national side in the forthcoming World Cup. His accident and subsequent arrest may deal a blow to these plans.