Archive for the ‘financial scandal’ Category


Sumathipala’s Shenanigans and ICC Condemnation

January 19, 2020

N Krishnamurthy in Cricket Age, 10 January 2019 ….

Exclusive! Full ICC Report On ‘Banned’ Former SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala

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Both Jayasuriya and Zoysa charged by ICC Anti-Corruption Unit

November 3, 2018


Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing body has announced.The former captain and explosive opening batsman has refused to cooperate with any investigation conducted by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit (ACU), the ICC said in a statement.

Charges: Sanath Jayasuriya, seen here back in his playing days, is under investigation.Charges: Sanath Jayasuriya, seen here back in his playing days, is under investigation.CREDIT:TIM CLAYTON

The 49-year-old has also been charged with trying to conceal, destroy or tamper with evidence that could be crucial to an anti-corruption investigation.”Mr Jayasuriya has 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the ICC statement said.

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Piyal Nandana Charged in Sri Lanka Cricket Fraud Case: Huge Ramifications looming

November 2, 2018

N Krishnamurthy, in Cricket Age, 2 November 2018,

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has found several shocking details about Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) chief financial officer Piyal Nadana in the 11.1 million dollars attempted fraud case, Cricket Age reliably learns. After new findings, the CID has extended his remand till November 15.  A Few days ago, the CID had arrested Piyal in the ongoing investigation of the attempted fraud. According to sources, in the investigation, CID has found that Piyal was using 7 different mobile phones while working at SLC. More surprisingly, CID has found Piyal’s 18 different bank accounts along with his wife.

The investigative CID officials are confident that these findings will help them to find real culprit behind this attempted fraud. It is noteworthy that, Piyal was a employee of former SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala few years back.

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Lodha et al: Exposing Indian Cricket’s Can of Worms

January 3, 2016

Gideon Haigh in The Weekend Australian, 2 January 2016, where the title is “Three Judges opening the tin on Indian cricket’s giant can of worms”

When he retired as India’s Chief Justice in September 2014, Rajendra Mal Lodha, a frugal, pious Jain from Jodhpur who regards judicial office as a “divine duty”, had in mind a quiet life, during which he might write a book. A different ­literary work is about to make him among the most important men in cricket. On Monday morning, Delhi time, Lodha and two other retired judges, Ashok Bhan and Raju Varadarajulu Raveendran, will present to the Supreme Court the final fruits of a year’s examination of the workings of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the de facto seat of power in world cricket. Read the rest of this entry ?


West Indies Rift means Split from India … and Boost to Sri Lanka

October 17, 2014

Nagraj Gollapudi, in ESPNcricInfo where the title is West Indies pull out of India tour”

Cricket - India v West Indies 4th ODI Dwayne Bravo said at the toss that it was “time to make a decision”

The West Indies tour to India has been called off suddenly due to the ongoing payment structure dispute between the players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and WIPA. The fourth ODI in Dharamsala will be their last game of the series, which was scheduled to have a fifth ODI, a Twenty20 international as well as three Tests.

India will now play five ODIs against Sri Lanka between November 1 and 15, after Sri Lanka Cricket accepted the BCCI’s invitation to fill the void.

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R. I. P. Cricket ….. courtesy of Indian hegemony in the ICC

February 15, 2014



Arm-Twisting? Bindra accuses BCCI of squashing adverse report from SLC during Indian tour of 2010

June 3, 2013

Courtesy of The Island, 3 June 2013

BCCI corruption bookie Ashwin Agarwal under guard — Pic by AP

Even as the spot-fixing scandal rages on,  Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) President Inder Singh Bindra has created a  fresh controversy by claiming that an official of the Board of Control for  Cricket in India (BCCI) had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan cricket board to withdraw  a report which violated the anti corruption regulations during India’s tour of  Sri Lanka in 2010. Bindra is a former BCCI president and has a formidable  reputation as a good administrator. In an article on his website, he made three points in the wake  of the spot-fixing scandal and recounted an incident involving corruption during  India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2010. Read the rest of this entry ?