Hashan Tillakaratne alleges match-fixing in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO: Dropping a bombshell, former Sri Lanka skipper Hashan Tillakaratne has claimed that match-fixing is common in his country since 1992 and promised to reveal names of those involved, soon.
Tillakaratne, who played 83 Tests and 200 ODIs for Sri Lanka, made the sensational claim while appearing in a TV show.
“I can tell this in agreement with my conscience. Match fixing is not something that started happening yesterday or today. According to my knowledge, it happened since 1992. I say this with great responsibility,” Tillakaratne said.
Tillakaratne, who was Sri Lanka’s captain between April 2003 and March 2004, said people involved in the menace have been successful in burying the issue with money power but promised to expose them soon.
“There were threats of this issue being exposed during various times. But it was pushed down by giving money to various people. If the people who were responsible for that are listening to this, I state this today with great responsibility, I will shortly reveal the names of those responsible,” he said.
Tillakaratne, who led the side in 10 Tests during his tenure as captain, stopped short of calling the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka a fixed match but had some reservations about selection.
“I am not saying that this match (The world cup final) was fixed. But anyway match fixing is something which has been in this country over a period of time. This has spread like a cancer today,” he said.
Source: India Times
Not necessery Hashan…!
You’ll just make enemies by doing so…!
No one can make perfect this world.!
Be perfect yourself instead..! Don’t go in to the mud..!
Why not Kapila? Sri Lankan fans have a right to know this. Now that Hashan let the cat out of the bag, let him spill the beans too!
I have always suspected this and that even the last match was fixed by selectors making drastic changes to the team by including inexperienced useless players for the final. Money speaks louder than honour of the country. From politicians downwards to team players, many are corrupt. This is another form of treachery, betrayal of the country! How can SL ever become Star of Asia if there are petty politicians in the government who are ready to sell out the country just as some politicians betrayed the country to terrorist LTTE and the imperial West?
Nicholas Dias, You are correct.
Because Amare.., playing is a playing. There’s no playing 100% perfect or virtue anywhere. Playing involves with money & money involves with all dirt crimes. So why do we waste time to be unhappy & angry.? Some are who do good work but also will prove guilty themselves. Tht’s so becaue of money. They justify themselves with their situations. See now as usa said before, the war on terror is over here. There’s no war can do perfectly or virtuly. But why usa need a war on peace now..? That’s not necessary.! Both cases are same in 1 way.
THIS IS BULLSHIT BY HASHAN… I DONT KNOW WHY THESE GUYS GOING MAD… STUPIDS… JUST LOOK CHEAP PUBLICITY.. I DONT KNOW WHERE THIS BUGGER HEADING…
I agree with Ashan. Gossip, backbiting, betraying, etc.. will not make this world better. Can’t he do any good work instead gossip..?
still lots of sri lankans ar blind donkeys, whay no one trying to Removing thies “Uneducated corruption Government leders – i mean all of them” witch is Who are sucking our blood like leaches, “just try my iIdea 1st then you all well see the sunshine,outstanding island and people in the world” then you all talk about sport or any issues please
Hashan, You are a coward to make unsubstatiated allegations after so many years. Why didn’t you speak up when you were playing. Obviously you are not a true leader who has the guts to standup for truth and justice.Is this something to do with political mud throwing against your former team mates many of whom were better cricketers than you and made so much more money than you through cricket?