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Cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara arrested after fatal road crash

Published 20/09/2016 | 06:46

Nuwan Kulasekara during a one-day international match against England
Nuwan Kulasekara during a one-day international match against England

Sri Lankan cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara has been arrested and bailed after being involved in a fatal road accident.

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The accident happened on Monday when the car Kulasekara was driving collided with a motorbike, killing the rider on the spot.

Citing initial investigations, Sri Lanka Cricket said the motorbike rider had lost control while trying to overtake a bus and was flung into Kulasekara's path.

The 34-year-old seam bowler last played for Sri Lanka in March in a WorldT20 game against the West Indies and had been overlooked for the tour of England and the home series against Australia that followed.

In June he announced retirement from test cricket after 21 matches to concentrate on one-day internationals and Twenty20 games.

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