Dimuth Karunaratne: Sri Lanka Test captain charged with drink-driving

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne made his debut in 2012 and has played 60 Tests for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been charged with drink-driving after a crash in the country's capital Colombo on Sunday.

The driver of a three-wheeled vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the collision.

Karunaratne, who led Sri Lanka to a series victory over South Africa in February, has been released on bail.

A police spokesperson said the 30-year-old opening batsman will appear in court on Monday.

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the incident and said it would conduct its own inquiry "in order to take necessary action".

Karunaratne recently pulled out of a stint as an overseas player with Hampshire after he was put in the frame to captain Sri Lanka at the World Cup, despite not playing an ODI since 2015.

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