Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne apologises after arrest for drink driving

first_img Reuters ColomboApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 23:13 IST Dimuth Karunaratne was arrested for a drink-driving accident that injured one person (Reuters Photo)Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has apologised for his actions in a drink-driving accident that injured one person in Colombo and led to the cricketer’s arrest on Sunday.The injured driver was later discharged and Karunaratne was released on bail, with Sri Lanka Cricket stating they would conduct their own inquiry into the incident.”I firstly need to apologise to the owner of the other vehicle who had a few very minor injuries and was absolutely decent in his manner to very amicably sort out the matter directly with me,” Karunaratne said in a statement on Monday.”I… would like to inform all of you that he has been discharged from hospital where he was under precautionary observation and is now resting at home.pic.twitter.com/vi32n2C33R Dimuth Karunaratne (@IamDimuth) April 1, 2019″This morning I produced myself in court and did follow the due legal process of Sri Lanka and did abide by all formalities therein required. I shall continue to assist/follow with what ever legal obligations are necessary from my end.”I’m very much aware that perhaps my actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer and I do apologise to all of you for this incident.”Karunaratne was Sri Lanka’s captain when they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa last month.Also Read | PCB fines Umar Akmal for late night outing in Dubai during Australia ODI seriesAlso Read | Maybe Brexit will prevent Kolpak deals from happening: Dale SteynadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow ApologiseFollow ArrestFollow Drink drivingFollow Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne apologises after arrest for drink drivingDimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s Test captain, said that he will abide by all formalities and assist with legal obligations.advertisementlast_img

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