ICC investigates Sri Lankan Cricket over 'unnatural player selections' allegation
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 24-Sep-2017

Dubai, September 24: The anti-corruption unit of ICC has launched an investigation against the Sri Lankan Cricket in the allegations of unnatural player selections.

 

"The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people," ICC's General Manager, Alex Marshall said.

Ex-national selector Pramodya Wickremasinghe alleged irregularities in match patterns and player selections during a TV interview. Wickramasinghe had cast doubt at Angelo Mathews batting at No. 3 in the said game instead of his customary position of five. He had also criticised Mathews for not bowling strike bowler Lasith Malinga during a crucial stage of the match.

The letter, which was signed by 40 players including Test captain Dinesh Chandimal and ODI captain Upul Tharanga, urged SLC to conduct an inquiry on the 'shocking allegations'.

Earlier, former Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga had demanded an inquiry into the team's defeat in the 2011 World Cup final.