Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has given a big information to the media here on Wednesday. The Sports Minister has said that at least three Sri Lankan cricketers are being investigated for match fixing by the International Cricket Council.
The Sports Minister has said, “We are sorry to see that sports discipline and its character have declined.” However, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has made it clear that currently the ICC is not being investigated for match fixing on any player playing for the country.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said, “SLC strongly believes that what the Honorable Sports Minister has actually mentioned was about the investigation initiated by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit against three former Sri Lankan players. That investigations are being conducted against current national players. “
Madushanka was detained by the Sri Lankan police last week on charges of possessing heroin. Subsequently, his contract was suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). The Sports Minister said that the government would soon focus on the falling level of cricket at the school level.
It turns out that schools are no longer producing quality players. In a recent meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, veterans like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya had highlighted the need to revive cricket at the grassroots level.