ICC launches anti-corruption probe into Sri Lanka cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner. The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe.

The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. Sri Lanka had lost a home ODI series against Zimbabwe 2-3 before suffering a whitewash at the hands of India, losing three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 International.

According to SLC sources, at least three members of the ICC’s anti-corruption units arrived in Sri Lanka to meet with its cricket officials. They have addressed the members of the Sri Lankan team which is due to leave this week for the UAE to play Pakistan in two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. The former fast bowler had made allegations during an interview to a local television station that there were “unnatural match patterns” and player selections and blamed the current management for the team’s poor performance.

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