Harin Fernando, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister, urged cricket fraternity on Wednesday to come forward and provide the details of any kind of corruption directly to the International Cricket Council (ICC) coordinator.
In a press conference at sports ministry, Harin introduced ICC anti corruption unit coordinator Steve Richardson. In the presence of his secretary Chulananda Perera, legal advisor Panduka Keerthinanda and SLC CEO Ashley De Silva, Harin stated that Steve will be available in Sri Lanka from 16 to 31st January.
” The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit’s coordinator of investigations Steve Richardson is here in Sri Lanka for two weeks. Anyone with information regarding to cricket corruption can submit those to his temporary office during the period” said Harin during the media interaction.
Harin further stated that the identity of the information provider will not be disclosed.
“The ICC anti corruption unit coordinator is here to clean up the Sri Lanka Cricket and everyone must support him for the betterment of the game in the country” Minister further added.
Harin also revealed his plans for the upcoming SLC election and stated that it will be conducted on previously scheduled date February 7.
It is noteworthy that in the last week of December, Harin had a fruitful meeting with ICC top officials in Dubai and the cricket’s governing body had agreed to send an Anti corruption unit employee in Sri Lanka.