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Sri Lanka’s new sports minister Navin Dissanayake has been urged to investigate a match-fixing incident involving an Indian player during the 2010 Asia Cup.
Shammi Silva, a member of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) executive committee, wrote a letter to Dissanayake on February 20 and requested him to launch a probe into whether the Indian player in question was involved in match-fixing.
“Considering the importance of the matter, I kindly request you to appoint a special committee to investigate the above matter as early as possible,” Silva wrote in the letter. “It is very essential to hold an inquiry by the Ministry of Sports in order to avoid unnecessary interference by vested interest personalities.”
It is also understood that the Mudgal panel are looking into the incident since the leading Indian batsman spent a night with a woman, who is suspected of having links with bookies, at a hotel in Dambulla during the tournament.