Sri Lanka sports minister Dullas Alahapperuma has made a shocking revelation about three SL players. He has stated that these cricketers are being currently investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for match-fixing.
The sports minister, however, did not disclose the names of the three players. He informed everyone about this on Wednesday that has now become huge news. These three players can be present or past Sri Lankan players as the sports minister haven’t given away anything about these players.
Sri Lanka cricketers involved in match-fixing
Alahapperuma apologized for the act committed by the players and said, “We are sorry to see that sports had fallen short of discipline and character”, as quoted by India Today. Sri Lanka Cricket although has made it very clear that the players under the investigation are not active cricketers. They released a statement in which they clarified that the three players are not current national players.
“Sri Lanka Cricket strongly believes that what the honourable minister actually mentioned was about an investigation launched by the ICC anti-corruption unit against three former Sri Lanka players and not the current national players”, a statement by SLC.
Last month also Sri Lanka cricket made the headline for the wrong reasons. Shehan Madushanka who has represented his country in one ODI and T20Is was arrested. He was arrested by Sri Lanka police due to the fact he had possession of drugs. SLC did not spare Shehan Madushanka and suspended the contract of the 25-year-old fast bowler.
Madushanka was carrying 700mg of heroin with his friends when the police detained him in Pannala. Sri Lanka have been below average in recent years and are coming under the scanner for all wrong reasons.
Former Sri Lanka great players Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara recently was part of a meeting with prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and spoke about resurrecting cricket in the country from the grass-root level.