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Jayawardene may sue channel over fixing claim

March 01, 2011 17:59 IST

Enraged over a state-run television network for insinuating that he might have helped fix theĀ World Cup match against Pakistan, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is contemplating legal action against the channel.

- World Cup coverage

According to reports in the media, Jayawardene, who scored just two runs in the match, which the Lankans lost by 11 runs, is furious with the network for suggesting that he might have underperformed.

"...a formal process has been initiated," Jayawardene's manager was quoted as saying by the media.

The commentators of the television station had claimed that a local businessman put a US $18,000 bet on Sri Lanka losing the game and Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera (1) "changed the game" by getting dismissed early.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket denied getting any complaint against the two players.

"We are not aware of the issue," Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive officer Ajith Jayasekera told the media in Colombo.

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