The coach was earlier suspended by the the country's cricket board after he was accused of being involved in match fixing © Getty Images
The coach was earlier suspended by the the country’s cricket board after he was accused of being involved in match fixing © Getty Images

Sri Lanka Cricket‘s (SLC) fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake has recently been cleared of all the alleged fixing charges on him. The coach was earlier suspended by the the country’s cricket board after he was accused of being involved in match fixing. The incident took place in October last year as reports stated that team’s players Kusal Perera and Rangana Herath were offered a sum of money to under-perform in order to lose the first Test match to the touring West Indies party that time. Samaranayake now has been cleared of all the charges as International Cricket Council (ICC) stated that there were no proof of him being involved. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd ODI at Rangiri

Reported espncricinfo.com, the coach has been involved in yet another controversy regarding SLC’s academy at Khettarama. Though the board has not axed Samaranayake, they have not either shown any interest to get him back actively as a member of the support staff of the team.

Earlier, as reported by bbc.com, SLC had released a statement saying,”Sri Lanka Cricket has received several complaints regarding a close acquaintance of Anusha Samaranayake with the main suspect Gayan Vishwajith, who had approached several national players for the alleged illegal activities of match-fixing.”

The Test match, however, went in Sri Lanka’s favour as they won it by an innings and 6 runs.

Sri Lanka are currently playing Australia at home. They defeated the visitors 3-0 in the recently concluded Test series while the One-Day International (ODI) series is squared 1-1 with three more matches to go.