• Monday, September 20, 2021
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 349,186
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Today's Fatalities 2,427
Today's Cases 100,636
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 349,186
Total Cases 28,909,975
Today's Fatalities 2,427
Today's Cases 100,636

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Sri Lanka cricket star held on drug charge

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka cricketer Shehan Madushanka (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

By: PramodKumar

Sri Lankan police have detained international cricketer Shehan Madushanka on a charge of possessing heroin, officials said.
Madushanka, 25, who took a hat-trick of wickets on his international debut in 2018, was remanded in custody for two weeks by a magistrate.
He was carrying just over two grams of heroin when detained in the town of Pannala on Sunday, a police official said.
Madushanka was stopped while driving with another person in a car during a nationwide COVID-19 curfew, police said.
The right-arm pace bowler took a hat-trick against Bangladesh on his one-day international debut in January 2018. He also played two T20 matches against Bangladesh in 2018, but has not played an international since due to injuries.
Sri Lanka is due to relax its curfew from Tuesday (26), but police have arrested nearly 65,000 people for breaking the restrictions imposed on March 20.

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