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ICC ACU officials question Malinda Pushpkumara during LPL

Written by Sumit Seth

Sri Lanka spinner Malinda Pushpkumara, who is representing Dambulla Vikings in the ongoing Lanka Premier League (LPL), was recently questioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) officials over a particular incident during the match against Kandy Tuskers, Cricket Age reliably learns.

The much talked about T20 tournament of Sri Lanka, comprising five teams, is currently underway in Habantota.

According to sources, immediately after the match, ACU officials questioned Pushpkumara over a particular ball, he bowled.

“It was just the questioning. No allegations against him. We can’t elaborate further, as ACU function independently” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.

Interestingly, Pushpkumara was supposed to play in the inaugural Mauritius Cric10 league, along with 9 other fellow countrymen, which got underway at the National Stadium in Mapou on November 11.

However, at the last moment, he withdrew from the tournament, in his bid to play in the LPL.

A slow left-arm orthodox spinner, Pushpkumara has so far played 4 tests and 2 ODIs for Sri Lanka.

Global T20 superstars like Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi are participating in the LPL, in which the SLC has adopted zero tolerance against the corruption.


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