Dullas Alahapperuma, the sports minister of Sri Lanka, revealed that the three Sri Lankan cricketers are under investigation of the International Cricket Council (ICC) because of their involvement in the match-fixing scandals.
The sports minister has not revealed the names but mentioned that the players are former Sri Lankan cricketers. He feels extremely sorry that SLC has to go through it. It must be hard to see their national players involving themselves in such scandals.
He clearly emphasized the involvement of former cricketers and maintained that the current players are not part of it.
SLC: Three 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 Madushakna was banned from all forms of cricket as a consequence of possessing drugs. The cricketer is no longer able to take part in games for an indefinite period of time.
Banning has become a part of Sri Lanka cricket as well and each Board contains the culprits within it who break the guidelines and get suspended or deserving punishments.
The police caught the cricket player while holding two grams of heroin. Shehan at the time of arrest was spotted with another guy on the driving seat of a car.
He stepped into international cricket in 2018 when he grabbed an ODI hat-trick and became the fourth Sri Lankan man to do so. The Sri Lankan player has been donned in blue jersey in one solidarity Twenty-twenty match so far.
“It was sad and the country had placed high hopes on him,” said Dullas Alahapperuma.