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Dimuth Karunaratne arrested on charges of drunk driving
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Dimuth Karunaratne arrested on charges of drunk driving

Sri Lankan Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident in the capital, police said on Sunday.

Karunaratne was taken into custody following the accident that resulted in the driver of a three-wheeler being taken to hospital.

"We have released him on personal bail, but he was asked to be in court on Monday for a magisterial inquiry," a police spokesman said, adding that his vehicle was detained.

Karunaratne had been in the frame to lead the one-day side following a stunning Test series win against South Africa last month.

Sri Lanka's cricket board said it would follow the due process and conduct an inquiry.

"Sri Lanka Cricket will also follow the due process as per his 'Player Contractual Obligation' and conduct an inquiry in order to take necessary action," the board said in a statement.