Dilshan clear, Fernando was approached by bookie: Lankan Board

The Sri Lanka cricket board has denied reports which said that the ICC's ACSU has been monitoring Dilshan for his alleged links with a bookmaker.

updated: September 10, 2010 12:44 IST
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Sri Lanka has emphatically denied reports that opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been investigated for alleged links to bookies.  However, the country's cricket board has said that  bowler Dilhara Fernado was approached by a bookie, and that the incident was reported to the International Cricket Council.
A UK tabloid -the Daily Mail- said on Friday that Dilshan was reported by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board last year to the International Cricket Council (ICC), after he was spotted with a suspected bookie at a London nightclub.  

According to the Daily Mail, the Sri Lankan team manager alerted authorities after captain Kumar Sangakkara shared that team members had said they'd seen Dilshan with the bookie during the Twenty20 World Cup in England in June last year.

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