Sri Lanka Cricket Lodges Complaint With FCID Against Official Trying To Siphon Off USD 5.5 Million From Accounts

September 10, 2018

The Sri Lanka Cricket has lodged a complaint with the Police Financial Crimes Division (FCID) over an alleged attempt to siphon off USD 5.5 million from its accounts. 

In its complaint, the SLC said, a senior officer of the organization attemted to transfer this money to an offshort account. 

The SLC said the money belonged to its Media Rights Sponsorship funds, which was due from an International Media Network.

The complaint said the money was  to be paid in reltion to Sri Lanka's upcoming cricket tournament against England. 

When asked about the position of the official, a senior SLC spokesman said it could not be revealed at this juncture. " But, everyone will hear the name very soon when investigations start," he added.

The moves comes while the national cricket team is preparing to fly to UAE for Asia Cup - one of the biggest international cricket tournaments in the world. 

This also comes ahead of the SLC elections whose timelines are yet to be announced. 

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