Sri Lankan authorities are questioning a bid to cheat members of a inhabitant cricket group to under-perform in a new Test to safeguard a warn feat for a West Indies, a supervision pronounced on Friday.
Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera pronounced a male related to a bookie had offering wicketkeeper Kusal Perera and star bowler Rangana Herath tens of thousands of dollars to operative a Sri Lankan batting fall during a Test in Galle in October, that a hosts went on to win emphatically.
“They wanted Sri Lanka to get out early for a really low score. This is a compare Sri Lanka was approaching to win, yet if they lost, a bookie would have done a lot of money,” Jayasekera told AFP.
The apportion pronounced some 10 million rupees (around USD 70,000) had been offering to a players to remove a match. Police had mounted a hunt for a think who was pronounced to have approached a dual players.
“After Kusal incited down a offer, a male approached Herath who also deserted a offer and alerted a authorities,” he said.
“We have started a military exploration in further to an anti-corruption examine by Sri Lanka Cricket,” Jayasekera added, in anxiety to a inhabitant cricket board.
Sri Lanka kick a tourists from a Caribbean by an innings and 6 runs after maestro left-arm spinner Herath took 10 wickets in a compare on a country’s south coast.
The West Indies, who have never won a Test compare in Sri Lanka and went on to remove a two-match array 2-0, were arrange outsiders for a showdown in Galle where a home group have a quite clever record.
– Dope exam –
Jayasekera also suggested that Perera’s new disaster in a doping exam during a ongoing debate of New Zealand might have been related to his lifting a alarm over a match-fixing attempt.
“It is probable that something was slipped into his food or his urine representation was tampered with to get this result,” Jayasekera pronounced of Perera, who was sent behind to Sri Lanka after unwell a doping test.
“We are doing a best to urge him,” a apportion added.
Ashley de Silva, a arch executive of Sri Lanka Cricket, pronounced a house could not plead a box in line with International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption regulations.
“Because of a anti-corruption regulations, we can't contend anything,” de Silva told AFP.
However a source on a house reliable that a organization was conducting a possess review into a claims.
“The dual players brought this to a notice,” pronounced a source, vocalization on condition of anonymity.
Although betting is bootleg in many of a cricket-mad Indian subcontinent, there is no necessity of backstreet bookmakers — many of whom have links to a underworld.
Ronnie Flanagan, who heads a ICC’s anti-corrruption unit, recently concurred compare regulating would never be eradicated even yet a fibre of general stars have been unprotected as in a compensate of bookmakers.
Although no big-name Sri Lankan actor has ever been convicted of corruption, several former stars have done allegations of possibly compare regulating or spot-fixing, when players deliberately play or margin badly to give divided a set series of runs.
Former skipper Hashan Tillakaratne forsaken a bombshell in May 2011 when he claimed he had been an eye-witness to match-fixing by associate players given 1992. Tillakaratne never disclosed any names.
Two Sri Lankan umpires were criminialized in 2013 after an Indian radio hire claimed they were peaceful to make enlightened decisions during matches for cash.