Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated on Tuesday the game’s international governing physique had discovered no proof of wrongdoing towards it following allegations of match-fixing and different types of corruption.
The board stated the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) had did not uncover proof of graft throughout an investigation into explosive accusations levelled by former Sri Lankan gamers.
SLC chief government Ashley de Silva stated ICC anti-corruption investigators visited the island in September and carried out a large-ranging inquiry.
“They don’t put out statements after an inquiry, but when there’s something hostile, they might inform us. So far, they haven’t advised us of something (towards Sri Lankan gamers or officers),” de Silva advised reporters.
There was no fast remark from the ICC.
The council’s announcement in September that it had begun an inquiry adopted corruption allegations by former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga and ex-participant and nationwide selector Pramodya Wickremasinghe.
SLC stated its government committee had directed gamers and employees to cooperate with the ICC’s probe.
Ranatunga, who captained the islanders throughout their 1996 World Cup win, has alleged that insider meddling value Sri Lanka a repeat event crown through the 2011 remaining towards India.
Ranatunga, now a authorities minister, alleged that uncommon modifications have been made to the staff earlier than the ultimate which Sri Lanka misplaced by six wickets.
Comparable allegations of “unnatural match patterns” and queries over participant choice have been made by Wickremasinghe.
The ICC introduced the probe a day after SLC stated that forty contracted nationwide group gamers had requested for an instantaneous inquiry into “surprising” allegations by Wickremasinghe.
Sri Lanka cricket board President Thilanga Sumathipala stated it was “very unfair” for such allegations to be made with none proof, including the ICC had discovered no proof of foul play.
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