SLC dismisses IPL fixing allegations against Thisara Perera

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Published: Monday, September 23, 2013, 17:19 [IST]
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SLC dismisses fixing allegations

Colombo, Sep 23: Sri Lanka cricket board has dismissed a media report which named one of its players in match-fixing allegations on Monday.

A report in the "Deccan Chronicle" said Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera and three of his Sunrisers Hyderabad were involved in fixing an IPL match. This, the report said, was according to a statement made by a bookie to Mumbai police.

Perera, Hanuma Vihari, Karan Sharma and Ashish Reddy were named by the bookie to have been involved in fixing after taking Rs 6 crores.

In a statement, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said: "Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that reference to a certain media report pertaining to a Sri Lanka Player being accused of Match fixing in the IPL 2013, Sri Lanka Cricket has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the above."

"SLC has full confidence in all its players and Sri Lanka Cricket has a zero tolerance on Anti Corruption and Anti Doping," the statement added.


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