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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has recorded statements from cricketers Rangana Herath and Kusal Janith Perera in connection with a match fixing complaint, Police said today.

An investigation was launched by the FCID following a complaint made by Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara that two members of the Sri Lanka Cricket support staff had approached Kusal and Herath requesting them to fix the Sri Lanka -West Indies Test Match which was played at Galle in October last year.

Police said the two cricketers had taken six hours to complete their statements to the FCID.

Meanwhile, sources said SL Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews had also been summoned by the FCID to record a statement in connection with this incident and that SLC team manager Jerry Woutersz had also given a statement. One of the fast-bowling coaches of the SL team was expected to give a statement to the FCID with regard to the match fixing incident.

Cricketers Kusal Janith Perera and Rangana Herath had earlier complained to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Officers regarding the proposal they had received from the two SLC support staff.

The Sports Minister said one of the two members of the support staff was a close friend of a leading cricketer in the Sri Lankan national cricket team. (Piyumi Fonseka and Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • gayan Friday, 15 January 2016 02:01 PM

    Another drama @ FCID

    Christian Friday, 15 January 2016 02:47 PM

    May be started with WI and terminated with NZ. Only God knows.........

    Vat Frught Bribe Taker Friday, 15 January 2016 03:00 PM

    Now we can see global level investigation at FCID with assitant from gossip report writing NGO lawyer

    The Liberal Friday, 15 January 2016 03:38 PM

    Good to see the FCID being useful for a change. Hope they are better at catching bookies than they were with catching the crooks who plundered public money.

    vini Friday, 15 January 2016 04:02 PM

    Beware. Do not lose your match; you will be called to FCID.

    Bala Friday, 15 January 2016 05:33 PM

    Wrong, vini. This is match with WI which we won not NZ matches.

    Jude Saturday, 16 January 2016 01:15 PM

    Why not inquire about SL giving the 2011 WORLD CUP on a Silver Platter to Indians!!!???

    Mason Friday, 15 January 2016 06:22 PM

    This had happened last year during the time Bribery and Corruption were rampant with MR in the saddle. All who could help themselves, with none to ask questions.

    vini Saturday, 16 January 2016 03:07 PM

    Bala: Of course you are correct but you do not seem to understand a joke.


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