Allegations of match-fixing on Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test series, PCB released this statement

New Delhi: The Pakistan team went on a tour of Sri Lanka in July this year. Where the two-match Test series was drawn 1-1. Now the questions of fixing have arisen on this series. Opposition MP in Sri Lanka Nalin Bandara has claimed in Parliament that the two-match Test series was fixed.

The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has said on this matter that it has invited the International Cricket Council (ICC) to investigate the allegations of match-fixing. Now the statement of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come out on this explosive issue. A PCB official says the board cannot comment on Sri Lanka’s decision to invite officials from the world governing body to investigate the allegations.

called the general manager of the anti-corruption unit

Speaking to The News, a local cricket board official said that the PCB cannot comment on something that is being investigated by the Sri Lankan board, nor can it be linked to cricketers from the host country. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has invited Alex Marshall, General Manager of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, to investigate the allegations made by opposition leader Nalin Bandara.

in no position to say anything

Based on the new allegations, the PCB official has denied any contact with the Sri Lankan board or the ICC. Neither anyone else, nor the ICC nor the Sri Lankan Board contacted us on the allegations made by the Leader of the Opposition regarding the 1-1 drawn Test series between the two countries. So till we are not contacted, we are not in a position to say anything.

PCB has nothing to do with it

The official said that the officials of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit are keeping a close watch on international matches these days. They were in Sri Lanka during the July series, nothing happened there. If the Sri Lankan board wants to test their players, they are free to do so. PCB has nothing to do with it. We will only respond when the Sri Lankan Board or the ICC contact us. There is no such thing yet.

damage to reputation

The Sri Lankan board has asked Alex Marshall to visit Sri Lanka and investigate the allegations. He has said that reputation has been damaged by this case. A statement from the board said Sri Lanka cricket was committed to the integrity of the game and believed an ICC investigation was “the right course of action in light of the recent allegations.” The Sri Lankan national cricket team has been in turmoil due to corruption allegations and infighting.

Former Sports Minister Harin Fernando has said that the ICC has considered Sri Lanka as one of the most corrupt countries in the world under its ambit. One of his predecessors, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, told parliament last year that match-fixing was rife in Sri Lanka. The series against Pakistan was played in Galle this year during the peak of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.

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