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After allegations of fixing, SLC requests the ICC ACU to look into the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

After allegations of fixing, SLC requests the ICC ACU to look into the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

After allegations of fixing, SLC requests the ICC ACU to look into the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

After allegations of fixing, SLC requests the ICC ACU to look into the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

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  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has requested that the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) look into claims of match-fixing
  • Involving the Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in July of last year
  • After chasing 342 in the fourth innings, Pakistan defeated India by four wickets in the aforementioned match
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“In the most recent Pakistan series, despite scoring 400 or so runs (Sri Lanka had set a goal of 342, which, if attained, would be a ground record), our team lost in the final innings. Each participant has received money from the person who rolls the pitch. Nalin Bandara declared during a parliamentary session that the board had transformed into a gambling den.

However, Bandara did not offer any proof to back up his claim.

The general manager of the ICC anti-corruption unit, Alex Marshall, has been called by the Sri Lanka cricket board to look into the claims made by opposition leader Nalin Bandara.

The ACU “did not comment on whether that match was being viewed as suspicious,” according to ESPNcricinfo.

It said, “The ACU typically does not make any remarks on its investigations.

In contrast, SLC stated in a press statement that Bandara’s remarks “had caused enormous reputational damage to Sri Lanka Cricket and its stakeholders,” without specifically mentioning Bandara.

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Response from PCB to allegations
A representative of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated on Wednesday that the organisation was unable to comment on Sri Lanka’s decision to summon representatives of the world’s governing body of sports to investigate allegations related to the Green Shirts’ tour of the island nation earlier this year.

The PCB official denied having any communication with the SL Board or the ICC in light of the recently disclosed charges.

“Neither the ICC nor the Sri Lanka Board have contacted us on the recent allegations made by a member of the opposition over the split Test series between the two nations, which ended in a tie. Therefore, we are not in a position to comment unless and until we are approached, a PCB official told

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