Former Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested on Sunday 5th July after hitting a cyclist while driving his car who unfortunately died on the spot outside the country’s Capital in Colombo.
The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said. Kusal Mendis was named in the 16 players squad for a two-match home Test series against England which was to be played in March but the tour was called off due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
More than 3,000 people are killed yearly in traffic accidents in Sri Lanka. A former Spin bowler Kaushal Lokuarachchi in 2003 crashed a woman pedestrian which resulted in her death as a result he was subjected to a four year suspended jail sentence.