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BCCI rubbishes Thisara Perera IPL fixing allegations,says SLC

A Mumbai-based bookie had fixed an IPL match by striking deals with four Hyderabad players.

Sri Lanka Cricket today said that the BCCI has cleared its all-rounder Thisara Perera of alleged match-fixing in this year’s IPL.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the alleged match-fixing charges referred to Thisara Perera,has been totally refuted by the Anti Corruption Unit of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI),” SLC said in a statement. Also read: Mumbai bookie drags four Sunrisers players into IPL-6 spot-fixing mess

According to reports,a Mumbai-based bookie had fixed an IPL match for Rs 6 crore after striking deals with four players of Sunrisers Hyderabad — Thisara Perera,Hanuma Vihari,Karan Sharma,Ashish Reddy.

The alleged bookie’s statement has been included by the Mumbai police crime branch in its chargesheet filed on Saturday.

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Perera is currently playing in the Champions League representing the Sunrisers.

First published on: 25-09-2013 at 16:34 IST
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