COLOMBO/CHANDIGARH, 3 JUNE: Sri Lanka Cricket today denied claims by Indian cricket administrator IS Bindra that a Board of Control for Cricket in India official had arm-twisted it to withdraw a report which spoke of an Indian player allegedly violating anti-corruption regulations during India’s tour of the island nation in 2010. Bindra, unfazed, iterated his allegation. In Chandigarh today, besides demanding a probe.
“Sri Lanka Cricket read with surprise an account of an incident that supposedly lead to the filing of an anti-corruption report during India’s tour … in 2010 and the subsequent withdrawal of (it owing) arm-twisting by the BCCI. We wish to state that such an incident did not take place … and no report was submitted to the Indian team manager. Nor was a report (lodged) with the anti-corruption unit of the ICC, (which was) present during the series. The allegations … are … not pertinent,” a statement issued by SLC’s acting chief executive officer Ashley de Silva said. Bindra alleged yesterday that, during India’s 2010 tour of Sri Lanka, an official travelling with the team had taken a girl, procured by a bookie, into the room of an Indian player. sns & agencies