FCID asked to probe match fixing attempt

Dayasiri JayasekeraThe police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has been asked to investigate an attempt to convince two Sri Lankan cricketers to fix a match.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that he filed a complaint with the FCID after he was informed that leading cricketers Kusal Janith Perera and Rangana Herath had been approached and asked to fix a match.

The Minister said that two people who had assisted the National team during training at the Kettarama stadium had made the approach.

He said that one person used to bowl at the team when they practice at the nets at the cricket stadium.

The Minister said that he was concerned the Sri Lanka Cricket Board did not do proper background checks on those who got close to the National team during training sessions.

“Its is the full responsibility of the cricket board to be fully aware of who gets close to the team when they are training,” he said.

The Minister said that inquiries had revealed that the issue was serious and so he made a complaint with the FCID. (Colombo Gazette)

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