Alex Marshall grills Godfrey Dabarera In Galle Test Probe!

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Alex Marshall, General manager of ICC Anti Corruption Unit who is in Sri Lanka currently, Yesterday questioned Cricket Board’s International venues Manager Godfrey Dabarera as part of his investigation of Sri Lanka-Pakistan Galle Test, Cricket Age Exclusively learns.

Last month, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) asked ICC to investigate ‘match-fixing allegations’ during home Test series against Pakistan held In July.

The development comes two weeks after opposition member of the Sri Lankan parliament Nalin Bandara had made the allegations in the series that was played in Galle and ended in a 1-1 draw.

Pakistan had won the first Test, which was played from July 16 to 20, by four wickets. The second Test was then played from July 24 to 28 and Sri Lanka won the game by 246 runs, thus levelling the series. The series was played during the height of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis this year, which saw months of political unrest, power cuts and nationwide fuel shortages.

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