Leading Sri Lankan player on ICC radar

A leading Sri Lankan player is under the ICC scanner after his colleagues reported his proximity with a man they believe is an illegal bookie.

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Published: Sun 5 Sep 2010, 2:08 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:57 AM

“ICC’s anti corruption unit has been monitoring the activities of a leading Sri Lanka player since the World Twenty20 in England last year after teammates became increasingly unsettled by his late night fraternising with a man they believed to be an illegal bookmaker. They passed on their concerns to the captain, Kumar Sangakkara, who followed ICC protocol by contacting the anti-corruption unit,” The Guardian reported on Sunday.

The player has since been investigated by Sri Lankan police but no charges have been laid.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has admitted to a general sense of frustration.

”The (anti-corruption unit’s) working is not that of a policing agency or a newspaper. They have no power to arrest or seize or carry out a sting operation,” Lorgat was quoted as saying.

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