Public call for inquiry into four cricketers | Sunday Observer

Public call for inquiry into four cricketers

18 July, 2021
Muttiah Muralidaran
Muttiah Muralidaran

Following revelations by former cricket great Muttiah Muralidaran, the Sunday Observer received several telephone calls demanding that Sri Lanka Cricket conduct a thorough investigation into the conduct of four players who led an unsuccessful revolt over pay while drastically influencing the juniors to fall in line.

Muralidaran also implicated an unnamed lawyer.

In the television interview aired on Hiru TV, Muralidaran named two of the four players as former captains Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne as been the ring leaders behind the pay row that disrupted preparations on the recent tour of England that proved to be a disaster by way of results.

Asked whether they would disregard public opinion whose followers are the biggest stake holders, an official of Sri Lanka Cricket said they welcome public concerns.

“Of course we do understand and take into account the concern shown by the public and inquire into what has been revealed by Muralidaran who never worked against us,” said an SLC official.

Muralidaran was the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame after he retired bagging 800 Test wickets.