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'Unbecoming behaviour' - Karunarante apologises for drink-driving incident

Sri Lanka's Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has apologised for his "unbecoming behaviour" after being arrested for drink-driving in an accident that left a taxi driver injured.

Karunaratne was taken before a magistrate who suspended his driving licence and fixed a trial for May 2. The 30-year-old was also ordered to take a medical test.

Police told the court that while driving under the influence, Karunaratne went through a red light and hit a taxi whose driver was hospitalised for minor injuries.

"My actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer and I do apologise to all of you for this incident," Karunaratne said in a statement.

The incident came as Sri Lanka decides who will be captain for the national team at the ODI World Cup.

Sri Lanka's cricket board said in a statement it would investigate the incident "in order to take necessary action."

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