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Thilanga Sumathipala casts the first stone in WC mach fixing saga Featured

“The one who is without sin is the one who should cast the first stone”, this was famous saying the lord Jesus Christ that could be found in the Gospel of John 7:53–8:11 (Jesus and the woman taken in adultery0 (often called Pericope Adulterae for short)

in the wake of 2019 world cup match fixing allegations ,Former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala has come out of his slumber in cricket arena to cast the first stone against two former renowned cricketers behaving like a man without sins , leading cricket commentators said.

In 2018 Sumathipala has been accused of alleged links to gambling in breach of International Cricket Council (ICC) regulations. He denies any wrongdoing. local media reported at that time.

As wide spread counter claims appearing in international media on this latest issue came to lime light after nine years following former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s controversial claim that the 2011 International Cricket World Cup was fixed..

Several former cricketers spoke out on the matter requesting the former Minister to provide evidence for his allegations.

In this context Sumathipala made a statement at a press conference criticizing the former players’ objections.

He asked ‘why the players are worried about this statement if they have not engaged in match-fixing’ and that they ‘should not wear the hat if they have done nothing wrong’.

To which former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardena, who had been vocal on his objections to the match-fixing claim by Aluthgamage, replied with the following tweet:

“I am sorry next time we will check with him before reacting and wearing the hats since he has vast experience on the subject matter [Thumbs up]”.

(LIN)

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