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Sri Lanka’s sports ministry has told the country’s Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) that batsman Kusal Perera and another player were allegedly approached to fix a match.
Perera and the other player were reportedly approached by a net bowler prior to Sri Lanka’s Test match against the West Indies in Galle in October.
Both players also reported the approach to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), but the approach was labelled as “soft”, which means that there were no specific fixes asked for and nor any money offered.
However, the sports ministry have decided to investigate the issue in a domestic capacity after Perera was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance.
“There is some suspicion of a net bowler, who was around for that West Indies series, so the sports ministry has passed the information on to the FCID,” sports ministry official KDS Ruwanchandra said.