Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has been granted bail after being arrested for the road accident that took place on Sunday. The right-handed batsman had landed in a big trouble after his car hit and killed a man in Panadure, Sri Lanka. Panadura Additional Magistrate on Monday granted him the bail on two sureties worth 1 million Sri Lankan rupees.
The Panadura Additional Magistrate further ordered that a compensation worth 1 million rupees to be paid to victim’s family. The 64-year-old resident of Gorakapola, Panadura died after the SUV driven by the cricketer crashed in the Horethuduwa area. The man was riding a bicycle when the SUV hit him. According to local reports, the pedestrian died instantly.
Kusal Mendis must be feeling lucky to get the bail after the fatal accident. In 2003, former Sri Lankan leg-spinner Kaushal Lokuarchchi was sentenced to jail for a period of four years after he crashed his car into a pedestrian resulting in her death.
Meanwhile, cricket around the world has not started yet due to the pandemic. The game came to a halt in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The ODI between Australia and New Zealand on March 13 was the last international game before the world came to a standstill.
International cricket will finally resume later this week when England and West Indies lock horns in the first of the three-match Test series from July 8. The next two games will be played in Manchester. Sri Lanka players have also resumed outdoor training although there is no confirmation over when will they play competitive cricket again.
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