Dineshka Gunathilaka, a player for Sri Lanka, stands in court on sexual assault charges.

Dineshka Gunathilaka, a cricket player for Sri Lanka who was detained on suspicion of sexual assault, has appeared in court in Sydney to request bail.

The Sydney prison inmate Danishka Gunathilaka joined the court hearings at the Downing Center local court on Monday morning via video connection, according to the news agency AFP.

Danishka Gunathilaka,31, had filed for bail, according to his attorney Ananda Amaranth, in court.

The case was postponed by Magistrate Robert Williams before the bail request was reviewed.

Police in Sydney, Australia, seized cricketer Dineshka Gunathilaka on Sunday after receiving reports of a woman being sexually assaulted.

A few hours after Sri Lanka's loss to England in the present T20 World Cup matches in Australia, opener Dineshka Gunathilaka was detained by the police.

The sexual crimes investigation team of the New South Wales Police in Australia said in a statement that a Sri Lankan national has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a lady in Sydney last week.

Danishka Gunathilaka, 31, is the Sri Lankan, according to the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) informed Sri Lanka Cricket that player Dineshka Gunathilaka had been detained for sexual assault, according to a statement released by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board on Sunday.

Dineshka Gunathilaka, a player for Sri Lanka, stands in court on sexual assault charges.

According to the statement, serious action would be taken against the player if found guilty by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), in collaboration with the ICC, who will also watch the court proceedings.

Police claim that on Sunday morning, Danishka Gunathilaka was taken into custody at a hotel in Sydney.

Danishka Gunathilaka is charged with having sex against her will.

Police said that after a few days of communication on a dating service, Dineshka met the woman in Sydney. The victim was repeatedly sexually attacked at her home, according to the police, by Danishka Gunathilaka.

It should be recalled that Dineshka missed the World Cup three weeks earlier due to an injury, but rather than being sent back home, he was kept in Australia with the team.

Dineshka Gunathilaka of Sri Lanka made his international debut in 2015 and has since participated in 46 One Day Internationals, 8 Tests, and 8 Twenty20 Internationals.