Sept 23, Colombo: Commenting on the reports of a Sri Lankan cricket player's involvement in match fixing, the island's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket said today that it has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the charge.
"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that reference to a certain media report pertaining to a Sri Lanka Player being accused of Match fixing in the IPL 2013, Sri Lanka Cricket has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the above," the SLC said in a media release.
The Indian newspaper Deccan Chronicle said in a report that Sri Lankan player Thisara Perera and three other Sunrisers Hyderabad players were involved in fixing an Indian Premier League 2013 match.
The report said a bookie struck deals with Thisara Perera, Hanuma Vihari, Karan Sharma and Ashish Reddy for Rs 6 crore (about US$960,000) and fixed a match.
All four Sunrisers players are currently playing in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
According to the Chronicle report, the bookie who was arrested by the Delhi police, has met the four players in Pune and fixed the deal with the help of other bookies.
The SLC said it has full confidence in all its players and it has a zero tolerance on Anti-Corruption and Anti-Doping.