ICC continues investigation of ‘serious’ corruption allegations in Sri Lanka
The International Cricket Council anti-corruption unit is in Sri Lanka to continue investigations into serious allegations of corruption.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated in May that it will “extend its fullest cooperation” to the ICC after alleged plans relating to doctoring pitches for Test matches in the country were uncovered.
Alex Marshall, general manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit, said that the investigations do not relate to the upcoming series between Sri Lanka and England.
“We are currently in Sri Lanka as part of our ongoing investigations into serious allegations of corruption in cricket in the country,” said Marshall.
“The enquiries are continuing so it would not be appropriate to comment further, but I can confirm that we have, at their request, provided a detailed briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Sports Minister.
“We are receiving full support from the Competent Authority currently in place at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) whilst elections for the SLC Board are pending.
“I’d like to make it clear that these investigations have been under way for a considerable time and do not relate to the series about to start in Sri Lanka.
“However, I will take the opportunity to brief both the teams over the coming days to ensure they remain alert to the risks from would be corruptors.”
(Source: Sporting News – By Peter Thompson)
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The ICC should investigate the dicrimination of Ajantha Mendis for the following resons as there appea to be a Indian Bookey involvement based on the folloeing
By letter dated 9/09/2014 to the then sports Minister Hon Aluthgamage in I stated among other matters Why was Spinner Ajantha Mendis dropped for the finals of Asia cup and Spinner Senanayake retained I stated that Adjantha Mendis who before the finals of the last Asia Cup was the highest wicket taker in Asia cup 2014 with 9 wickets in only 3 matches with a fantastic strike rate of a wicket for every 17 balls left out of the final compared with , Lasith Malinga 6 wicket and spinner Senanayake the selectors 1st Choice spinner with only 4 wickets and a strike rate of 57 three time more than Ajantha Mendis, retained for the finals would not Ajantha Mendis be completely demoralized as in the last 50/50 world cup finals in 2011 he was left out in the finals while having a strike rate very close to Murali and a economic rate the least in the whole world cup of 3.3 to Murali’s 4.11 supporting statistics from crick Info and we lost the cup and there has been no explanation as to the reason he was left out. The then captain Sanga Resigned . I stated that in the 2014 Asia cup omission in the finals also with no logical explanation but most probably would have miss Adjantha Mendis from getting the man of the series as he would have had to obtain only 3 wickets more to retain his fantastic strike rate of 17 this may affect his performance in the next world cup if he is in the squad and in the eleven for the 2015 world cup . I state by a conspiracy of Angelo Mathews the Captain and Sanath Jayasuriya , that among other matters It is the Sri Lanka team that has suffered from the day Ajantha Mendis was thrown out of the squad in November 2014 the very next day he was named the best ODI bowler in the world for year 2014 by the elite ICC panel , this same panel selected him has the only Sri Lankan Cricketer to be in the eleven for the world ODI team for the year 2014. Because of the conspiracy which if investigated by the CID it may involved Indian Bookies He was left out of the ODI squad to New Zealand and left out of the world cup 2015 no reason given by the captain and selectors for such actions and also our so called independent media not a hum even the media may have received payment to be silent
the idea that the SL ground staff doctoring the pitches is preposterous. To start with the very grass that makes up the turf that the pitches are made of is probably bred in either england or australia and for these grasses to survive the ground start need to maintain optimum conditions dependent o irrigation and yempereatures. Generally the pitches in SL carry more grass than most countries except perhaps in england where it is cold even during summer and rains ever so oten that five day test games are generally limited to about four days and then abandoned. The cointy matches more often than not is limited to 3 days and oftwn restricted to less than 2 days and then abandoned. The limited over matches go through the same fate. Further the groundstaff generally are clueless abound grass agronomy and husbandry.
This does not mean that the system is corrupt. To satrt with the chairman of the Cricket Board runs billion ruppee betting shop and one could place any bet on any sport globally. During the season there is heavy betting on local cricket and and even the school games. Repeatedly peopla have protested about SUmathipala being the chairman of the Board. ICC could have seen to it that Sumathipala be removed from that post and todate nothing has happened and now ICC sends a team to investigate coruption. This is farve and in Sri Lanka where there is a lot of money corruption is rife and ICC ought to start at the grass root level. It is most likely the PM is sri Lanka is involved in the scheme of things
SLC should dissolve with immediate effect.
Should form a cricket board asap.