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#MeToo rocks cricket! Sri Lankan players accused of sexual harassment

The wave of #MeToo movement has entered the cricketing arena where the two big names of Sri Lankan cricket were alleged for the sexual harassment of the opposite gender.

Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has been allegedly accused of sexually harassing an Indian girl in Mumbai.
South Indian singer Chinmayi Sripaada took to Twitter with a statement of an anonymous girl who didn’t want to show up her name in media, charged the Sri Lankan cricketer for horrific behaviour in a hotel in Mumbai during IPL.

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“I did like to remain anonymous. A few years back when I was in Mumbai, I was waiting for my friend in a hotel.
There I saw a famous Sri Lankan cricketer whom I know. He said my friend was in his room. I went there, but she was not in the room.
He then pushed me in the bed and started to climb on my face.
I tried to fight back, but he was stronger than me. I closed my eyes and mouth, but he proceeded the way he was doing.
The hotel staff knocked on the door to restock the bar, and I immediately get up, washed my face and left the room as soon as the hotel staff was there.
I was mortified, people will say I knowingly entered the room because he is famous but that is not true”.

Another cricketer and World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has been accused of sexually abusing an Indian flight attendant.
She took to Facebook and posted about being sexually harassed by former Sri Lankan cricketer, poolside of a hotel.
She shared her story and said, he grabbed my waist and tried to do nasty things. She told hotel staff about him, but they said it is your “personal matter”.
It looks like many names are about to come as the wave hit the cricketing world with facts. let’s see how far will it go.

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