Sept 24, Colombo: The International Cricket Council has confirmed it has initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and its Anti-Corruption Unit officers recently visited the country.
The ICC did not reveal the nature of the investigation but said since an investigation is ongoing they will not a make any further comments.
"The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people," ICC's General Manager - ACU, Alex Marshall, said.
"We will not comment any further on an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information that would assist the ACU in its enquiries (email@example.com), we would urge them to get in touch," he further said.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday in a statement said the national cricketers including 40 contracted players have called for an immediate inquiry in to allegations made by former Sri Lanka cricketer and selector, Pramodya Wickremasinghe of corrupt practices during their one-day series defeat to Zimbabwe.
Following the claims of Wickramasinghe, the cricketers, in a petition signed by all including both captains Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), rejected the claims and urged Sri Lanka Cricket to initiate an immediate inquiry by summoning Wickramasinghe in fairness to their good names that have been slandered by such 'diabolic' allegations. The players have challenged Wickramasinghe to prove his allegations.