Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is struggling to raise a second bail deposit of 200,000 Australian dollars for Danushka Gunathilaka which has to be submitted to a magistrate court early next week to appeal for bail once again, the Daily Mirror reports.

SLC officials have already requested donations from certain individuals and cricketer Wanindu Hasaranga has already handed over a massive sum to go ahead in filing a bail application next week, sources familiar with the case said.

Once the money is raised, it will be submitted as a bail deposit for an appeal for bail to be taken up before the Magistrate Court.

The main case will then be taken up on January 12.

SLC last week hired a new lawyer to represent Gunathilaka in the Australian Court and his lawyers said the cricketer has maintained his innocence in all charges of sexual assault. 

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