Sri Lanka to appoint committee to probe into cricket corruption

Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration.

Sri Lanka to appoint committee to probe into cricket corruption

Colombo: Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration.

"An investigation is to be launched next week to probe all corruption issues in cricket administration," Dissanayake told reporters here today.

The Sports Minister's comments came after a month since he dissolved the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) administration and appointed an interim committee.

The appointment was in conflict with the ICC rules, which stipulates governing bodies appointed independently.

The ICC at its governing body meeting this month decided to withhold the finances until Sri Lanka fell in line with ICC rules on governing bodies.

Dissanayake said the ICC had agreed to release 3,00,000 dollars due to SLC.

Dissanayake's decision has irked key figures in the previous administrations who accuse him of being politically vindictive.

The Sports Minister, in his Facebook account, dubbed two of the former administration as traitors who were trying to move ICC to act against the country.