SLC investigating sexual misconduct allegations

SLC have decided to "hold an initial investigation to determine if there is any merit in the allegations reported in the media"

SLC have decided to “hold an initial investigation to determine if there is any merit in the allegations reported in the media”

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced that they are investigating allegations that members of the country’s women’s team had to perform sexual favours in order to keep hold of their place in the side.

The allegations first surfaced in Divaina, a Sinhala publication, last week.

Although no official inquiry has been launched as of yet, the allegations were disturbing enough for SLC to warrant a probe.

“There was no executive committee decision taken to hold an inquiry except to hold an initial investigation to determine if there is any merit in the allegations reported in the media,” SLC vice-president Mohan de Silva said. “That’s why we decided to call the coach, the manager and the captain to find out.”

De Silva also revealed that the board has not received complaints relating to sexual misconduct from any member of the women’s team thus far.

It has also been announced that women’s captain Chamari Atapattu, head coach Jeevantha Kulatunga and manager Roshan Iddamalgoda will be interviewed within the next few days.

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