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Sri Lanka Cricket Agrees For ICC To Investigate The Match-fixing Allegations
By CricShots - Nov 24, 2022 3:17 pm
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has agreed to an investigation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding match-fixing allegations that have emerged from Pakistan’s two-match Test tour of the island nation in July, under the guidance of the global body’s anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall. A few weeks ago Nalin Bandara, an opposition lawmaker had claimed in parliament that the series was fixed.

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The series ended in a draw (1-1). While Sri Lanka played under the captaincy of Dimuth Karunaratne, Babar Azam was leading the visitors in the series. Chasing 342 to win the first Test at Galle, Pakistan scripted a historic win owing to the unbeaten century from Abdullah Shafique and outclassed Sri Lanka with four wickets to spare.

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Pakistan’s win surprised many as the wicket was a rank turner and the win for the Men in Green on Day 5 looked highly unlikely ahead of the final day’s play. But Shafique handled the Sri Lankan spinners really well and came on top at the end as he scored a magnificent 160*-run knock. But Karunaratne and his men made a strong comeback and won the second Test at the same venue by 246 runs to level the series 1-1.

In a statement confirming the same, SLC said, “The executive committee of SLC decided today to invite Mr. Alex Marshall, the General Manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit to Sri Lanka to investigate recent allegations of match-fixing made by a parliamentarian regarding the recently concluded Pakistan tour.”

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The cricket governing body of Sri Lanka has accused Bandara of tarnishing its reputation. They also tweeted while giving an update on their decision to involve ICC into the matter.

The tweet read: “Sri Lanka Cricket decided to invite Mr. Alex Marshall, the General Manager of the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, to Sri Lanka to investigate recent allegations of “match fixing” made by a parliamentarian regarding the recently concluded Pakistan Tour”.

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