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ICC launches investigation into Sri Lanka cricket

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DUBAI, Sept 24: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner.

The ICC�s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement.

�The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so,� ICC�s General Manager � ACU, Alex Marshall, said in a statement.

Sri Lanka had lost a home ODI series against Zimbabwe 2-3 before suffering a whitewash at the hands of India, losing three Tests, five ODIs and the one-off T20 International.

The ICC statement came a day after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that 40 of its contracted players called for an immediate inquiry into certain �shocking� allegations made by former player and selector, Pramodya Wickremasinghe, insinuating unnatural and mysterious match patterns.

�There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people. � PTI

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ICC launches investigation into Sri Lanka cricket

DUBAI, Sept 24: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner.

The ICC�s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement.

�The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so,� ICC�s General Manager � ACU, Alex Marshall, said in a statement.

Sri Lanka had lost a home ODI series against Zimbabwe 2-3 before suffering a whitewash at the hands of India, losing three Tests, five ODIs and the one-off T20 International.

The ICC statement came a day after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that 40 of its contracted players called for an immediate inquiry into certain �shocking� allegations made by former player and selector, Pramodya Wickremasinghe, insinuating unnatural and mysterious match patterns.

�There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people. � PTI

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