Fresh investigation after Sports Minister’s bribe claims

Sri Lanka sports minister Harin Fernando

In Sri Lanka, the Sports Minister wields substantial power over team selection. The Sports Law requires him to appoint selectors and also to sign off any national team representing Sri Lanka. Such power has often being misused by local politicians, spurring calls to remove them and make the selection process free from political interference. The ICC is now investigating what they term “serious allegations of corruption” in Sri Lanka and has one of their investigators based on Colombo.

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