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Kusal Medis arrested for causing fatal car  accident

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Kusal Medis arrested for causing fatal car  accident
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Srilanka cricketer Kusal Mendis was arrested on Sunday for supposedly hitting a pedestrian while driving news agency PTI reported citing a statement from Sri Lanka police.

Mendis hit the 64-year-old man-year-old man on a cycle, who eventually break down to his injuries and passed away. The incident happened in Panadura, south of Colombo, early on Sunday (July 5) morning. Mendis's SUV has also been taken into police custody.

The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has represented Sri Lanka in 44 Tests and 76 ODIs. Mendis was part of the national squad which had resumed training after the COVID-19 lockdown since last month. He has scored 2,995 runs at an average of 37 in 44 Tests and 2,167 runs at an average of 84.7 in the ODIs. Mendis has also played 26 T20Is in which he has scored 484 runs at an average of 18.6.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s international assignments, including a tour by India, have been cancelled due to the pandemic. A six-member unit of coaches and other support staff are working with the players during the camp at the Pallekele stadium.


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