Daily Mail UK – The International Cricket Council announced Saturday it had initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and that officers from its anti-corruption unit (ACU) had recently visited the country.

Summary

  • The International Cricket Council announced Saturday it had initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and that officers from its anti-corruption unit (ACU) had recently visited the country.
  • “There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka,” said Marshall.
  • The ICC’s statement came just a day after Sri Lanka Cricket said that 40 contracted national team players, including captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga had signed a petition to SLC calling for an immediate inquiry into “shocking” allegations made by Pramodya Wickremasinghe.
  • A former Sri Lanka pace bowler and ex national selector, Wickremasinghe gave an interview to a local television station where he made allegations concerning “unnatural match patterns” and player selections, while blaming the current management for the team’s poor performance.
  • In July, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga — who led the islanders to the 1996 World Cup title — demanded an inquiry into the team’s defeat by India in the 2011 final in Mumbai.


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