May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage has requested the police chief, Inspector general of Police Mahinda Balasuriya to investigate the match fixing claims made by the former Test Cricket Captain Hashan Tillakaratne.
Accordingly, the Criminal Investigations Department is to conduct an extensive investigation into the allegations of match fixing said to have taken place since 1992.
In a television program recently, the former skipper has said that match fixing has been carried out from 1992. Due to the serious nature of the allegations the Minister together with Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to conduct an investigation on the charges.
Sri Lanka’s just-resigned World Cup captain Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday challenged Tillakaratne to prove his allegations.
“He should work very closely with the ACSU (Anti-corruption and Security Unit) of the ICC and the home authorities to ensure that something’s done about it if there is any foundation to those claims,” Sangakkara has been quoted by AFP.