#MeToo Movement: Malinga accused of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI: The #MeToo movement turns out to have entered the cricketing arena too with prominent singer Chinmayi Sripaada posting a tweet on behalf of an anonymous lady, claiming that Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga sexually assaulted the girl all through an IPL season in a Mumbai hotel.

Sripaada shared a post on Twitter where she put up the anonymous lady's post, naming, 'Cricketer Lasith Malinga', because the alleged sufferer didn't identify the cricketer in her remark.

"I'd like to remain anonymous. A few years back when I was in Mumbai, I was looking for my friend in the hotel we were staying in. I bumped into a very famous Sri Lankan cricketer during the IPL season who said my friend was in his room. I go in and she's not. He then pushed me in the bed and proceeded to climb onto my face."

"Mind you I'm tall and about same body weight & I couldn't fight him back. I closed my eyes and mouth but he used my face. Then the hotel staff knocked on the door to replenish the bar which he went to open the door. I quickly ran into the washroom, washed my face and left as soon as the hotel staff left. I was humiliated. I knew people would say that you knowingly went to his room, he's famous, you wanted it or worse you deserve it," the alleged tweet learn.

Lankan seamer Malinga has taken 306 wickets in 207 ODIs and 90 wickets in 68 T20Is played so far. Malinga also claimed 101 wickets in 30 Tests.

According to Sripaada, the alleged incident happened all through an IPL season. Malinga has played for Mumbai Indians in all of the 10 seasons of the IPL. He has 154 wickets to his identify from 110 suits in the cash-rich league which also makes him the best wicket-taker in the history of the IPL.

Lankan icon Arjuna Ranatunga accused too

Earlier on Wednesday, Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjun Ranatunga was once also accused of sexual harassment through an Indian flight attendant.

She took to Facebook and accused Lankan cricket icon Ranatunga for sexually harassing her through the poolside of the hotel all through one in every of his visits to India.

She accused him of grabbing her through the waist and added that once she instructed the hotel reception about the problem, but got the reply, "It is your private matter."

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