The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accused Sri Lanka of serious corruption in cricket.
General Manager of the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit Alex Marshall said that his team is currently in Sri Lanka investigating into allegations of corruption in Sri Lankan cricket.
“We are currently in Sri Lanka as part of our ongoing investigations into serious allegations of corruption in cricket in the country. The enquiries are continuing so it would not be appropriate to comment further, but I can confirm that we have, at their request, provided a detailed briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Sports Minister. We are receiving full support from the Competent Authority currently in place at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) whilst elections for the SLC Board are pending,” he said in a statement.
Marshall said that the investigations have been underway for a considerable time and do not relate to the series about to start in Sri Lanka against England.
However, he says he will take the opportunity to brief both the teams over the coming days to ensure they remain alert to the risks from would be corruptors. (Colombo Gazette)