Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him.

Police said that at dawn before the incident, the 25-year-old Batman was driving an SUV in Panadura.

Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series against England in March, but the tour was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 3,000 people are killed in traffic accidents in Sri Lanka every year.

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.

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