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Kusal Mendis released on bail of his arrest in a fatal road accident

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Mandis was arrested by the police in Horethuduwa for running over a pedestrian, who eventually succumbed to his injuries, early on Sunday morning.

It has also come to light that Kusal Medis did not drive under influence during preliminary police investigations, according to ESPNCricinfo.

Mendis was released on 2 personal bail of one million Sri Lankan rupees each after being produced before the Magistrate’s Court in the Colombo suburb of Pandura.

Mendis’s car hit a 64-year-old man who was traveling on a bicycle early morning on July 5 in Panadura. The local resident succumbed to injuries after being admitted to a hospital.

Mendis, 25, is said to have returned from the marriage of a Sri Lanka Cricket employee when the accident took place. Sri Lankan cricketer Avishka Fernando was also reported to have been in the car, Mendis playing the role of designated driver for the group.

CCTV footage suggests the vehicle had deviated from the road and into a garden wall, hitting the victim – a local resident – in the process. The victim was seriously injured and died on admission to Panadura hospital.

After being detained at the Panadura police station overnight near the scene of the accident, Mendis was produced before the Panadura Court of First Instance and released on bail of 1 million Sri Lankan rupees from a million (approximately $ 5,400) each. He is scheduled to appear in court again on September 9.

As Sri Lanka’s blockades and curfew have now ended, Mendis was allowed to be on the road at the time. He was part of Sri Lanka’s residential training camp at Pallekele, which ended on Wednesday.

Mendis, a 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, has played 44 Tests, 76 ODIs and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka. He has amassed 2995 runs in Tests at 36.97, 2167 runs in ODIs at 30.52 and 484 runs in the shortest format of the game in international cricket.