Match-fixing allegations on Suresh Raina resurface ahead of World T20 semi-final clash against West Indies – Reports
Raina is on the national duty in the ongoing ICC World T20.
New Delhi: If media reports are to be believed, than Indian cricketer Suresh Raina's name has resurfaced in the match-fixing allegations, ahead of India's World T20 semi-final clash against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
As per media reports, Raina was earlier being investigated by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who is known to be a close associate of a bookie.
More than a year after the investigations started, the same case reportedly resurfaced after UNP Colombo District MP SM Marikkar raised the matter in the Sri Lankan Parliament.
According to www. island.lk/ow, MP Marikkar’s question has been included in the latest Addendum to the Order Book of Parliament. He wants to know if the sports minister was aware of the wrong doing by the Indian cricketer in 2010.
Adding to this, a letter, complaining about Raina’s involvement in events on the night of June 18, 2010 written by Sri Lanka Cricket’s then security consultant Major General Lawrence Fernando to Ranjib Biswal, the manager of the visiting Indian cricket team had been published in Sri Lankan newspapers.
At present, Raina is part of the national team, which is participating in the sixth edition of the ICC World Twenty20.