Sri Lanka bowler out on bail after crash kills man

Sri Lanka bowler Nuwan Kulasekara.
Sri Lanka bowler Nuwan Kulasekara.

Sri Lanka bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has been bailed after being involved in a traffic accident that led to the death of a 28-year-old motorcyclist.

According to a Sri Lanka Cricket media release, the 34-year-old seamer, who played three matches for Sussex in English cricket's T20 Blast this year, was detained by police following the incident.

"Sri Lanka Cricket expresses its sincere condolences on the tragic demise of a 28-year-old youth in an accident involving Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Kulasekera earlier today," said the SLC statement.

"Preliminary inquiries have revealed that Mr Kulasekera was returning to Colombo from Kandy when the unfortunate motorcycle rider, who was travelling in the opposite direction, had lost control of his bike whilst trying to overtake a bus and got flung into Mr Kulasekera's path.

"Mr Kulasekera is currently enlarged on bail by the Kadawatha Chief Magistrate pending completion of the investigation."

Kulasekera has played 21 Tests, 173 one-dayers and 50 Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka.

He announced his retirement from the longest format in June in order to allow himself better preparation for ODIs and T20s.

- NZ Herald

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