In an ugly turn of events, Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has asked for appointing an investigative committee to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board, against the allegations of sexual bribes by officials of women’s cricket administration for placement in national team.
The investigative committee will be led by a retired female judge.
The sex scandal has jolted the world of cricket in Sri Lanka, as media reports said that many of women cricketers were asked to “satisfy” certain selectors for a spot in the national team.
Aluthgamage has released an official statement, where he has ordered SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga to take up the case and complete immediate check in the allegations.
The reports initially came from the local media, following which SLC had appointed a four-member committee to check the reports its own level.
SLC CEO Ashley de Silva had talked to the local media on the same and said that there are no official complaints, and therefore, the media reports will be probed, said a report on NDTV.
The allegations are quite serious, and the review of the reports published in the local media will be evaluated in days to come.
This comes after an emergency meeting was called by the board on October 27, 2014 to bring attention to the reports that said that many selectors wanted to be ‘satisfied’.
Back then, Silva had said that inquiry wasn’t needed but the reports will be checked. But with the new order, the SLC doesn’t have a choice.