Jayawardene considers suing TV channel over fixing claim

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 23:09 PM IST

Colombo: Enraged with a state-run television network for insinuating that he might have helped fix a World Cup match against Pakistan, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is contemplating legal action against the channel.

According to reports in the media, Jayawardene, who made just two runs in the match which the Lankans lost by 11 runs, is furious with the network for suggesting that he might have underperformed in the match.

"...a formal process has been initiated," Jayawardene`s manager was quoted as saying by the media here.

The commentators of the TV station had claimed that a local businessman put a USD 18,000 bet on Sri Lanka losing the game an Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera (1) "changed the game" by getting dismissed early.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket denied getting any complaint against the two players.

"We are not aware of the issue," Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive officer Ajith Jayasekera told the media here.

PTI