Sri Lankan Batsman Kusal Mendis arrested after being allegedly involved in a fatal crash with a cyclist.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis has landed himself in deep trouble after a fatal accident in Pandura. He has been arrested by the North Police, after his vehicle collided with a 64-year-old cyclist, killing the latter.
The accident, according to reports in Sri Lankan media, occurred near the 13th KM post in the Horethuduwa area in Panadura at 5.30 a.m. on Sunday. The cricketer has been produced before a doctor for an examination and will be produced before the court.
The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said.
Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series against England in March, but the tour was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 3,000 people are killed annually in traffic accidents in Sri Lanka.
A former spin bowler, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, was given a four-year suspended jail sentence for crashing into a woman pedestrian and killing her in 2003.