In last one and half year, Sri Lanka Cricket has always been in limelight, unfortunately for wrong reasons! Top of that has been the match fixing scandals, allegations and inquiries that stunned the World cricket and painted a wrong picture of Sri Lanka as a cricketing nation.
Now, as ICC Anti-corruption unit has established it’s office in Colombo and carrying plenty of different investigations at the same time, Cricket Age managed to decode the biggest mystery of Sri Lanka cricket match fixing saga.
According to the reliable sources, attached to ICC, one particular lady from island’s South town Matara named Yamuna Kotambage has emerged as one of the biggest culprits in the match fixing network in Sri Lanka cricket.
According to sources, a famous former player introduced Yamuna to the cricketers and gradually she became one of the most prominent person and a link between players and bookies around the world. Cricket Age learns that she has been used as ‘honey-trap’ for Sri Lanka players in order to get confidential informations and dragged them into the dirty network!
The investigators have identified Yumuna as the biggest threat. After months long investigation in Sri Lanka, the anti corruption unit officials are on the opinion that she has done more damage to Sri Lankan cricket than anyone else. They are also on the opinion that she is said to be working for a bookie in India and together with her local counterpart is believed to have dragged unsuspecting players into malpractices.
“The ICC Anti-corruption unit can’t charger her, as she is not directly connected to Sri Lanka cricket. However, the officials have gathered plenty of useful information by investing her involvement that would be helpful in exposing some bigger networks and culprits in near future” an insider told Cricket Age.
It is noteworthy that extensive investigations by the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit have unearthed some startling revelations in Sri Lanka Cricket. Since then, former Test captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years while former player Dilhara Lokuhettige has also been charged and suspended for attempting to corrupt a player.
Cricket Age learns that the anti corruption unit has not given a clean-chit to the fourth ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Suriyawewa on the 8th of July 2017. Zimbabwe won that game on DL method but several questions remain unanswered. After that defeat, Angelo Mathews was removed as captain of Sri Lanka and later Sanath Jayasuriya had also been removed as chairman of selectors.