Charges of corruption against SLC cleared by ICC

Lankan players were accused of match-fixing in the World Cup 2011 final in India.

Sri Lanka Team at Wankhede during the final of the World Cup 2011 | Getty Images

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Tuesday, confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had found no evidence of wrongdoing thorough its players during the 2011 World Cup final against India.

SLC went to further said that the Sport's global governing body (ICC) failed to find any evidence against Sri Lankan players during an investigation by the ICC anti-corruption investigators regarding the allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption during the 2011 World Cup final in India.

Former Sri Lankan skipper  Arjuna Ranatunga and Pramodya Wickremasinghe charged the players against charges of corruption in the 2011 World Cup final against India. 

Following the accusations, ICC had begun an inquiry regarding the matter and ICC anti-corruption Unit visited the country and conducted a wide-ranging inquiry in September. But, the ICC doesn’t put out statements after an inquiry, which means they don’t have any evidence against the players.

As per  Cricket Next, SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva told reporters, “They do not put out statements after an inquiry, but if there is anything adverse, they would inform us. To date, they have not told us of anything (against Sri Lankan players or officials).”

Meanwhile, SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said it was "very unfair" on the part of the ICC on making such allegations especially with no proof at hand. 

By Rashmi Nanda - 10 Jan, 2018

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