Dullas Alahapperuma, the sports minister of Sri Lanka, has recently revealed that the three Sri Lankan cricketers at present are under investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as a consequence of their involvement in match-fixing scandals.
The sports minister emphasized that the cricketers do not belong to the current playing side but the players that are under investigation are former players.
Dullas Alahapperuma has felt extremely sorry and termed the scenario as short of discipline by the former cricketers.
3 Former Sri Lankan cricketers under ICC investigation for match-fixing
“We are sorry to see that sports had fallen short of discipline and character,” he said, as quoted by India Today.
“SLC strongly believes that what the honorable minister actually mentioned was about an investigation launched by the ICC anti-corruption unit against three former Sri Lanka players and not the current national players,” an SLC statement said.
Earlier, Shehan Madushanka of Sri Lanka was caught with another guy driving in a car with 20ml of heroine. As a consequence, the player got banned for an indefinite time period from all forms of cricket.
Discussing Madushanka’s case, the sports minister mentioned that the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) has high hopes from him but he went on disgracing his country. He also expressed his sorrow on the matter.
“It was sad and the country had placed high hopes on him,” said Dullas Alahapperuma.
Match-fixing has been the part of every cricket board. Many are culprits among the honorable ones. Some get punished while others get reserved as politics is the biggest factor of every cricket board at present.