After the recent visit of anti-corruption unit officers of International Cricket Council in Sri Lanka, the highest authority of cricket has confirmed the launching of investigation against Sri Lanka cricket corruption.
The decision of investigation, however, followed by an allegations of match fixing against former Sri Lankan cricketer Pramodaya Wickremesinghe.
ICC Anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall said, “The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people. We will not comment any further on an ongoing investigation.”
Wickremesinghe, a former selector and a member of 1996 World Cup team, pledged that there were some filthy playing during the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe which Sri Lanka lost on Duckworth-Lewis method, eventually went on to lose the series.
A SLC release said, ““The cricketers in a petition signed by all including both captain Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have drawn attention to what they say was shockingly disparaging and hurtful statements by Wickremesinghe to a private television channel that tend to give the general public a suspicious impression about them,”
The letter was signed by forty including Test captain Dinesh Chandimal and One day international captain Upul Tharanga, urged Sri Lanka Cricket to take steps against horrible allegations.
Meanwhile Wickremesinghe denied all sorts of allegations against him and claimed he never brought charges against Sri Lankan cricketers.