Colombo – Sri Lankans Officers concerned in playing corporations will probably be excluded from the nation's cricket governing physique when officers try to eradicate match-fixing scandals which have pursued the game, the federal government stated Thursday.
Sri Lanka's cricket has been embroiled in corruption scandals lately, together with match-fixing claims earlier than a world Check in opposition to England final yr.
Sports activities Minister Harin Fernando stated he was introducing rules to align the nation with the provisions of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) that prohibit folks with connections to gaming corporations from collaborating in sport administration.
"To any extent further, anybody who’s concerned in betting or has a detailed relative concerned in betting can’t maintain a place," Fernando informed reporters in Colombo.
The modifications seem like aimed toward former Sri Lankan President Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala, whose household owns a betting enterprise.
Sumathipala, a controversial businessman and politician, is a member of the manager committee of Sri Lanka Cricket. He has repeatedly denied his participation within the recreation facet of the household enterprise.
Fernando stated earlier this yr that the ICC thought of Sri Lanka one of the corrupt cricket nations on this planet, including that native sport governance was plagued with "top-down" grafts.
In November, former Sri Lankan quick bowler Dilhara Lokuhettige was suspended for corruption linked to a restricted league in 2017.
He was the third participant in Sri Lanka accused of violating the ICC anti-corruption code, after fees introduced in opposition to former captain and former nationwide group chief Sanath Jayasuriya, and former pacemaker Nuwan Zoysa.
Jayasuriya was discovered responsible of not cooperating with a match-fixing investigation and was banned for 2 years, whereas Zoysa was suspended for accusations of match-fixing.