Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

ICC initiates investigations in SL into "alleged corruption in the sport"

ICC initiates investigations in SL into

September 24: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed it has initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers recently visited the country.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday announced it had initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and that officers from its anti-corruption unit (ACU) had recently visited the country.

Although the (SLC) have not yet responded the ICC have now confirmed that have sent out their Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to conduct an investigation.

Even though the governing body has not given any information on the nature of the investigation, it is confirmed that the ACU officers are now in the Asian country having discussions with various players and Sri Lanka Cricket members. "We will not comment any further on an ongoing probe". "If anyone has information that would assist the ACU in its enquiries (contactacu@icc-cricket.com), we would urge them to get in touch", he added.

Nevertheless, Wickramasinghe has been cast as the source of these allegations.

However, Wickramesinghe later said in a statement: "At no point I was making allegations against players, what I did was to bring out floating rumors and call for a proper inquiry".

Wickremasinghe, a former pace bowler and ex-national selector, told a local television station last week he was concerned about "unnatural match patterns" and player selections.

The SLC statement said current players regarded Wickremasinghe's comments as "disparaging and hurtful".

"We are most pleased that the ICC ACU has chose to initiate this inquiry".

"When we lost, I was distressed and I had a doubt", Ranatunga said in July.

"The players have drawn exception to Wickremasinghe's "serious" allegations highlighting nine issues that unnatural and mysterious match patterns take place".

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