Sangakkara comes to Charlie Austin’s defence

In wake of all the recent allegations about match fixing and the Zimbabwe incident, there have also been various rumours being spread that Kumar Sangakkara’s agent Charlie Austin is somehow behind a plot to tarnish Dilshan’s name.

"It is in this fertile climate that we are now seeing an endless stream of conspiracy theories, one of the most recent being that even player managers are cooking up an elaborate plot to attack a national cricketer’s integrity," Sangakkara wrote on his blog attempting to set the record straight.

"Having heard this, I am indeed glad that I am fortunate to have as manager a person of integrity, transparency and thorough professionalism, a person who is also highly respected internationally. He has managed me and players like Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga for many years now and I would like to emphatically state that he is beyond reproach in his conduct and occupation."

Sangakkara maintained that neither he nor his team mates have ever reported each other to the ICC or Sri Lanka Cricket over suspicion of match fixing.

"I can emphatically confirm that at no time have I or my teammates ever reported anything suspicious about each other either to the ICC or to Sri Lankan Cricket," the skipper confirmed.

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