LPL 2020: An attempt of match-fixing reported to ICC
An attempt of match-fixing in the Lanka Premier League is reported to International Cricket Council, even before the start of the tournament.
Sri Lanka’s brand new T20 league, Lanka Premier League is all set to kickstart today (November 26th) in Hambantota. Five teams will be competing in 23 games in the augural edition of the tournament. In the first game of the league, Colombo Kings led by Angelo Mathews will be taking on Kandy Tuskers led by Kusal Perera.
Even before the start of the tournament, there is an unpleasant thing that happened around the tournament. According to the official reports of the International Cricket Council (ICC), an attempt of match-fixing around the tournament has been reported to ICC and SLC.
The allegation is that a former Sri Lankan cricketer approached a player in the league for match-fixing. According to the national newspaper Lankadeepa, the allegation was reported to ICC and now it is been monitored by ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
“The former national player who allegedly made the approach is currently overseas,” the newspaper quoted and also added that he had once been accused, but later cleared, of match-fixing charges by the ICC. ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit and SLC’s Anti-Corruption Unit will continue to assess the league.
A couple of weeks ago former Sri Lankan cricketer Nuwan Zoysa was found guilty of match-fixing allegations after two years of investigation. But the former cricketer said that he would appeal to the cricket body on the sanctions imposed on him.