Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunthilaka, who has been stranded in Sydney, Australia, for more than eight months, will be allowed to travel domestically after his bail conditions were eased on Tuesday, August 8.

Danushka Gunathilaka wore black pants and a black heavy jacket when he appeared in Sydney Downing Centre District Court on Tuesday to ask the court for leniency on his bail.

He has previously pleaded not guilty to raping a woman in her Sydney home while he was in the country for the T20 World Cup last year.

The cricketer was arrested and charged in November last year as he prepared to fly home to Sri Lanka with his teammates, and he has since been prevented from leaving the country.

He was granted bail on November 17 with strict conditions that he surrender his passport and not approach any international point of departure.

On Tuesday, the 32-year-old asked the court to vary his bail to allow him to travel within Australia on two occasions this month.

Acting Judge Graeme Henson agreed to allow Mr. Gunathilaka to suspend the prohibition on approaching international departure points for four days this week and four days at the end of the month.

He stipulated that the cricketer must notify the police at least 48 hours in advance with the duration of his trip, the location, and an itinerary if he plans to travel within Australia. SKY News