Sri Lanka Cricket says it has not authorised or retained any lawyers in Sri Lanka to represent or make any kind of statement representing SLC or national player Danushka Gunathilaka.
SLC issuing a statement said it is observed that some of the recent public statements made by a lawyer pertaining to Danushka Gunathilaka give the impression that the said lawyer is speaking for and on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket.
Therefore, Sri Lanka Cricket said it holds no responsibility over such statements or the veracity of claims made by the lawyer.
Danushka Gunathilaka, 31, was charged with four counts of rape on Sunday (6).
The batter denied any violence or lack of consent in an interview with police.
He was refused bail on Monday after police argued he is a flight risk.
A court suppression order was lifted on Wednesday, allowing reporting of the documents police relied on to oppose his bail.
According to the police facts given to the court, Gunathilaka and the 29-year-old complainant – who cannot be identified – matched on Tinder on 29 October.
They agreed to meet up in Sydney on 2 November, going out for drinks and dinner before returning to the complainant’s house, the documents say.
There, Gunathilaka is accused of engaging in “forceful” sexual intercourse with the woman, allegedly choking her three times – once for up to 30 seconds.
Sri Lanka Cricket has suspended Gunathilaka from all forms of the game and appointed its own panel to investigate the incident.