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Sri Lanka wants ICC’s corruption buster to investigate ‘immense damage’

27 November, 2022

With its plate becoming fuller by the day, Sri Lanka Cricket has asked the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) General Manager of the Anti-Corruption Unit Alex Marshall to visit the island and investigate a case of alleged match-fixing during a recent tour by Pakistan.

The match-fixing claim was made by Member of Parliament Nalin Bandara, a firebrand critic of the SLC administration early this month.

“The management of cricket in this country is responsible for what has happened”, said Bandara referring to the sex scandal involving batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka during the concluded T20 World Cup in Australia.

“There is match-fixing and these things never happened when we had Interim Committees running cricket and I am telling the (sports) Minister to immediately set up an Interim Committee,” said Bandara addressing Parliament.

Sri Lanka Cricket contends Bandara’s remarks have caused them “immense reputational damage” to take the case to the ICC.

“Sri Lanka as a full member of the ICC and mandated to uphold the integrity of the game at both national and international level, believes that it is the correct course of action to take in light of the recent allegations made by the aforementioned Parliamentarian which have caused immense reputational damage to Sri Lanka Cricket and its stakeholders,” SLC said in a media statement while seeking the intervention of Marshall.