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Sri Lanka’s Emerging team Manager Vinothen John accused of providing false information to cricket board

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka’s Emerging team Manager Vinothen John is accused of providing false Information to Cricket Board regarding players return to hotel during the recently concluded 8 nation tournament, Cricket Age reliably learns.

According to sources a particular player, during Emerging Asia Cup matches, used to return back to Cinemom Grand Hotel by late midnight. However, Vinothen provided false Information to Cricket Board stating the said player returned before team’s cerfew time of 10 PM.

Earlier in the month, Cricket Age Exclusively published that Vinothen was accused of taking support staff’s gifts to home.

Vinothen, former Sri Lanka International, recently travelled to Japan as Emerging team Manager. According to sources, during the tour, gifts (5 whisky bottles etc.) were given to Vinothen for the Sri Lanka Emerging Team’s support staff by the Japan Cricket Association. However, it’s accused that Instead of sharing it among support staff, Vinothen took gifts to his home!

Despite all these, Vinothen mysteriously remains in good book of SLC top brass. He has been again appointed as manager for Emerging Asia Cup and Asian games in China as well!

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