Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team Hit By Sex Scandal, Board to Probe Allegations

According to media reports, some of the women cricketers of the Sri Lankan team complained that certain selectors demanded to be "satisfied" in return for a spot in the team.

Updated: November 05, 2014 00:45 IST
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Colombo: Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board to appoint an investigative committee, led by a retired female judge, to probe into allegations that officials in women's cricket administration demanded sexual bribes in return for places in the national team.

The sex scandal had rocked Sri Lankan cricket after recent media reports claimed that women cricketers allegedly complained of demands from certain selectors to be "satisfied" if they wanted a spot in the team.

In an official statement, Aluthgamage has ordered SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga to appoint a committee and conduct an immediate investigation into the allegations.

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