Sri Lankan cricket's finance chief arrested over suspect TV rights

The chief financial officer of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been arrested for suspected financial misappropriation linked with awarding telecast rights to Sony TV.

The International Cricket Council said this month that its anti-corruption unit was investigating serious allegations in Sri Lankan cricket and had provided a detailed briefing to the country’s president, prime minister and sports minister.

Sri Lankan cricket's chief financial officer has been arrested.

Sri Lankan cricket’s chief financial officer has been arrested.Credit:AP

“Following the investigation the CID arrested the main suspect. He is the chief financial officer of Sri Lanka Cricket,” Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said , naming him as 42-year old Wimal Nandika Dissanayake.

Dissanayake’s lawyers were not immediately available for comment.

He was arrested after the SLC’s chief executive lodged a complaint to the police over financial fraud, the police spokesman said.

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