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Aluthgamage wants probe on fixing allegations

14 November 2012 05:09 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage wants Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to probe the match-fixing allegations, involving Sri Lanka, by British journalist Ed Hawkins in his recent book.

The ministry spokesman Harsha B Abeykoon said that Aluthgamage wants the media stories probed and reported to him.

However, the SLC chief executive officer Ajith Jayasekera said that revelations in the 'Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy by Hawkins was only a piece of work by an individual.
"We cannot probe anything until the ICC reports the matter to us. If the ICC asks us then we will conduct an investigation," Jayasekera said.

Hawkins wrote that a bookmaker had told him that 2011 summer's England vs Sri Lanka first Test at Cardiff was fixed.

Sri Lanka having made 400 in the first innings collapsed inexplicably under two hours of batting in the second innings to hand England an innings victory. (PTI)

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  Comments - 9

  • asoka Wednesday, 14 November 2012 05:28 PM

    then what about fixing the world cup...?

    Lalindra Wednesday, 14 November 2012 05:43 PM

    This is stupid. At this rate you'll have to inquire into every gossip in every street corner.

    ranjan7 Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:09 PM

    Those in glass houses shud not throw stones

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:58 PM

    Ha haaa. Leave it to them. They know all methods of fixing things and things.

    Dammika Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:10 AM

    Very true ... people know very well who fixed the World Cup Final

    HABEEB UR RAHUMAN Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:30 AM

    what about an investigation on your properties and accounts ? Dont be a silly prawn .

    Pamankada Alimankada Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:20 PM

    Nice opportunity for this man to keep himself busy till the next elections. Also a few trips and tamashas on the house on the pretext of continuing investigations.

    KAlu Minister Thursday, 15 November 2012 01:52 PM

    aney apey minister nam hary suduai

    Ami Thursday, 15 November 2012 02:22 PM

    It;s an insult to that beautiful tasty little creature :-)


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