Sri lankan player Kusal Mendis arrested for killing a 64 year old

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kusal Mendis hit a 64-year-old man with his car in the early hours of Sunday
  • Mendis is set to be produced before a magistrate later today, police said
  • The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has played 44 Tests and 76 ODIs for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has been arrested by the police in Horethuduwa for running over a pedestrian, who eventually succumbed to his injuries, with his car early on Sunday morning.

Mendis’s car hit a 64-year-old man who was traveling on a bicycle early morning on July 5 in the Colombo suburb of Panadura. The man was a local resident who died as he was being admitted to hospital, according to reports.

Mendis is set to be produced before a magistrate later today, police said. It is yet to be ascertained whether either of the two were under the influence of alcohol or not.

The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has played 44 Tests and 76 ODIs for Sri Lanka. Mendis was part of the national squad which had resumed training after the COVID-19 lockdown.

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