Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne to take fix claims to ICC

May 3, 2011 (AFP) – Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne said on Tuesday he was ready to share information on alleged match-fixing with the International Cricket Council, the game’s world governing body. Tillakaratne, now an opposition politician, said he will name those involved in match-fixing to ICC officials, after he claimed last week that Sri Lanka players had been fixing matches since 1992.

“I made the statements (about match-fixing) neither to get political mileage nor to put anyone in an awkward position,” he told reporters a day after a police inquiry was ordered into his allegations.

“I made the comments in good faith and I will share the information with the ICC. The exercise was meant to protect the game and the players we all love so much.”

Tillakaratne, who played 83 Tests and 200 one-dayers during a 15-year career, added that he had kept quiet for so many years as he feared for his life.

Tillakaratne’s allegations raised a storm, with former skipper Kumar Sangakkara challenging him to prove the claims.

“It’s interesting to see what he has to say and if he has anything more than allegations,” said Sangakkara, who quit as captain after Sri Lanka’s defeat to Ind