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How is the UAE cricket player who has just been banned from playing for a year after assaulting an umpire, connected to the singer who was accused of assaulting young boys?

June 17, 2009 3:47 by

Ajantha Mendis

The Sri Lankan bowler recently helped his team reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty 20 series currently on in England. The 24-year-old cricketer, who was playing for the Sri Lanka Army team, made his One Day International (ODI) debut against the West Indies in 2008 and took 3 wickets for 39 runs.

His first Test Match was against India at Colombo on July 23, 2008 in which became the first Sri Lankan bowler to get an eight-wicket haul on Test debut.

In September last year, Mendis also won the Emerging Player of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards ceremony held in Dubai.

Mendis’ talent also gave him a chance to play in the Indian Premier League as part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team, which is owned by Bollywood actor…


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