10 Cricketers accused of the sexual assaults

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Makhaya Ntini

In early 1999, former SA speedster Ntini was charged and convicted of rape. Ntini, who was the first black cricketer to play for South Africa, maintained his innocence and was subsequently acquitted.

Arjuna Ranatunga

The Sri Lanka legend Arjun Ranatunga has been accused of sexual harassment by an Indian flight attendant, who wrote her ordeal in a Facebook post in the backdrop of the Me-Too campaign.

Amit Mishra

The case associated with the Indian spinner Amit Mishra dates back to 2015, he was arrested in Bengaluru on charges of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, and many other offenses.

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has also been accused of sexual assault, where a woman claims that he forced himself upon her in his room, however, the allegations largely stand unverified.

Rubel Hossain

On January 8, 2015, Bangladesh cricketer Hossain was detained after his ex-girlfriend alleged he fraudulently promised to marry her in order to have sex, which amounted to a heinous crime.

Luke Pomersbach

This Australian cricketer was arrested and charged with molesting a woman and assaulting her fiance in a New Delhi hotel in May 2012. Luke Pomersbach was representing RCB in IPL that year.

Danushka Gunathilaka

The latest entrant in the list is Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka who was arrested in Sydney on November 6th, 2022 after a woman accused him of sexual assault after meeting him via a dating app.

Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane was sent to judicial custody until the final hearing over the case of rape of a minor which has been pressed against him and continues to face the charges on him.

Ryan Hind and Shoiab Akhtar

Ryan Hind of WI and Shoaib Akhtar are the other two cricketers on the list who were accused of sexual assault. Pakistani pacer was wrongly accused in 2005, while Hind’s case is from 2012.