Sri Lanka cricket has had two big stains in a month. Earlier, fast bowler Shehan Madushanka was arrested in the issue of drugs. Now the former three players have been accused of match fixing. The Anti-Corruption Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has also started investigation against all three.
The whole issue has been confirmed by Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dulas Allahaperuma on Wednesday. However, he has not revealed the name of any player. Dulas said that it is very sad to see that today the level of discipline in cricket has fallen too much.
School level attention
Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) said, “The SLC believes that what the Sports Minister has said was about the investigation of the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit against three former players. There is no player from the current team in it. “At the same time, the Sports Minister said,” The discipline in cricket should not fall, for this the government will have to concentrate from the school level itself. Schools are not able to provide quality players. “
Shehan is in judicial custody for two weeks
Shehan was detained on May 25 in connection with the drugs issue. They were going from one city to another by car amid lockdowns. During this time, 2 grams of heroin was found from him in checking. The magistrate then sent him to judicial custody for two weeks.
Debut in 2018
Madushanka, 25, made her ODI debut against Bangladesh in January 2018. He had recorded a hat-trick in the first match. He also played two T20 matches in the same year. After this, he was constantly suffering from injuries and could not play international cricket. There is curfew in Sri Lanka since 20 March. The government is going to relax it from Tuesday. 65 thousand people have been detained for breaking the lockdown.