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Indian cricket manager indicted for Legend Cricket League match-fixing allegations

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Colombo, April 22 (Daily Mirror)- The Attorney General’s Department informed court today that an indictment has been filed before the Colombo High Court against an Indian cricket manager over match-fixing allegations during the Legend Cricket League 2024. 

A Senior State Counsel appearing on behalf of the Attorney General made this revelation when the magisterial inquiry into the alleged match fixing case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court.

Court was informed that an indictment has been filed before the Colombo High Court against Yoni Patel, a team manager of the Legend Cricket League 2024.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court had earlier issued an order preventing Yoni Patel and P. Akash, two team managers of the Legend Cricket League from leaving the country over match fixing allegations.  

The Legend Cricket League tournament, featuring seven teams comprising retired international cricketers, was held in March at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. 

The magisterial inquiry commenced on a complaint made by former Sri Lankan cricketer Upul Tharanga who represents the Kandy Samp Army team and New Zealand legend Neil Broom representing the Punjab Royals, alleging that they were pressurised into engaging in match fixing deals.

The Legend Cricket League 2024 was held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy from March 8 to March 19.

  Comments - 6

  • Dr Balsuriya Monday, 22 April 2024 04:07 PM

    This makes me feel proud of being a Sri Lankan. Heartiest congratulations to the Attorney General . Even few brave men in a cowardice society makes a hell of a difference. This is the way to deal with India.

    Sambo Monday, 22 April 2024 07:45 PM

    Indians are ruining the gentlemen's game cricket for money.

    Allan Perera Tuesday, 23 April 2024 07:23 AM

    Absolute fact; all these mushroom Cricket Leagues are mostly facilitated by tainted individuals of Indian origin. SLC must be faulted for allowing these crooks to operate in Sri Lanka.

    Russell von Bergheim Tuesday, 23 April 2024 09:57 AM

    Sri Lanka is not far behind.

    Jaffna Tamil Tuesday, 23 April 2024 01:13 AM

    Whatever activity involving Indians is not genuine . Corruption and deception is part of their DNA. Where is the Upcountry Christian Indian Tamil fellow “ Socrates , Buffalocitizen , etc “, paid by Indians to defend India 24/7. You should be extradited from Canada.

    navi Tuesday, 23 April 2024 07:43 PM

    So far nothing came out of the SL performance in India during the World Cup. Well it will come out in the future.

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