Sri Lanka Cricket says 3 former players in ICC graft probe

Cricket’s world physique is investigating three former Sri Lankan avid avid avid avid gamers over alleged corruption, officers talked about Wednesday, inside the newest scandal to hit the game contained contained within the nation.

Sri Lanka Cricket didn’t title the targets of the probe by the Worldwide Cricket Council Anti-Corruption Unit, nonetheless insisted no present nationwide avid avid avid avid gamers have been concerned.

The board was responding to media analysis on strategies made by Sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions Minister Dullas Alahapperuma on Tuesday.

The analysis talked about Alahapperuma had hinted present avid avid avid avid gamers have been being investigated by the ICC for match-fixing.

“What the honourable minister actually talked about was about an investigation launched by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit in opposition to some former Sri Lanka avid avid avid avid gamers and under no circumstances the present nationwide avid avid avid avid gamers,” the board talked about in an announcement.

The ICC talked about it could not contact upon any energetic investigation.

Sri Lanka launched sturdy penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions betting restrictions in November in a bid to stamp out graft that has tainted the nation’s cricket staff.

Allegations of corruption included claims of match-fixing forward of a 2018 Attempt in opposition to England.

Betting on sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions occasions in Sri Lanka was already unlawful, nonetheless the mannequin new pointers ban Sri Lankans from having gratifying with on abroad contests. They resist 10 years in jail and fines of as masses as $555,000 for match-fixing.

The mannequin new accredited pointers furthermore bans individuals with household hyperlinks to having gratifying with companies from sitting on cricket’s governing physique.

The availability was partially to take care of the sooner Sri Lanka Cricket president, Thilanga Sumathipala, who was an govt committee member regardless that his household owns a having gratifying with enterprise.

Sumathipala, a businessman and politician, has repeatedly denied involvement contained contained within the having gratifying with facet of the household enterprise.

A former sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions minister, Harin Fernando, had talked about cricket in Sri Lanka was riddled with graft “from prime to backside”, and that the ICC thought-about Sri Lanka thought-about thought-about one amongst many world’s most corrupt nations.

Former Sri Lankan quick bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige was suspended in 2018 for corruption linked to a limited-over league.

He was the third Sri Lankan charged beneath the ICC anti-corruption code, following motion in opposition to former captain and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya, and former paceman Nuwan Zoysa.

Jayasuriya was discovered accountable of failing to cooperate with a match-fixing probe and was banned for 2 years. Zoysa was suspended for match-fixing.

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