Danushka Gunathilaka: Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka was recently accused of rape by a woman. Danushka is currently in Australian police custody.
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been accused of rape in Australia during the 2022 T20 World Cup. A 29-year-old woman made this allegation. After a preliminary investigation into the allegations, Sydney police arrested Gunathilaka from the team hotel. Currently he is in Australia. Here, after this matter came to light, Sri Lanka Cricket removed him from all forms of cricket. That means he cannot play any cricket till the verdict in the rape case.
The first name in this list is former South African fast bowler Makhaya Antinide. In 1999, Antony raped a 22-year-old girl. According to the details of the student, Antony raped her in the toilet room. Antony was then arrested and sent to jail. It took a long time for Antony to prove his innocence in this case. However, after that he played cricket for the Proteas team for a decade.
Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was also accused of rape. In 2005, a woman accused him during his visit to Australia. Due to this, the team management sent him back from the Australian tour. This matter was not much highlighted at that time. Akhtar himself said this in a chat show.
Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain was accused of raping his girlfriend in 2015. The young woman said that Rubel sexually harassed her on the pretext of marriage. After these allegations, Rubel was arrested by the police.
Former Indian spinner Amit Mishra also joined this list. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been accused of sexual harassment by his girlfriend. Amit Mishra was arrested by Bengaluru police in 2015 after this allegation. However, he was released on bail after a few hours.