Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews addressed Sri Lankan police on Tuesday to record a statement in connection with a match-fixing scandal to bribe players to under-perform in a cricket Test against the West Indies.
Mathews said the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) recorded an announcement about what he knew of a way to deal with two Sri Lankan players to mastermind a stun rout because of the West Indies at Galle last October. “This is around a player approach, no examination against any of the cricketers,” Mathews said subsequent to spending more than five hours at the FCID office in Colombo.
He said he was addressed in regards to what he knew of the methodology made to Kusal Perera and Rangana Herath, to alter the consequence of a Test played at the Galle International stadium. The two players rejected the offer of some $70 000 and Sri Lanka beat the visitors by an innings and six pursues veteran left-arm spinner Herath took 10 wickets. Mathews said it was the players themselves who had reported the methodology. Be that as it may, the police examination was dispatched after Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera stopped a formal grumbling.
Jayasekera the Sports Minister said a month ago that an anonymous man connected to a bookmaker had offered the two players some around $70 000 to lose the match. The FCID has effectively recorded proclamations from wicketkeeper Perera and Herath over the occurrence.
The West Indies, who have never won a Test match in Sri Lanka and went ahead to lose the two-match arrangement 2-0, were rank untouchables for the standoff in Galle. Albeit no huge name Sri Lankan player has ever been sentenced debasement, a few previous stars have made claims of either match settling or spot-altering – when players intentionally bowl or field gravely to give away a set number of runs.