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The allegations news first appeared in Sinhala language newspaper in October 2014.Reuters

Sri Lankan Sports Ministry, on Friday, found evidence that cricketers from the Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team had been forced to perform sexual favours for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board officials to retain their position in the national side.

Sri Lanka Cricket Board had ordered for a probe in November 2014, following allegations that women cricketers were being asked to have sex with the Board officials so that they maintain their berth in the national cricket team.

A three-member committee, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Nimal Dissanayake, submitted a report to the to the sports ministry, which had evidences of the allegations.

"The committee report found evidence of sexual harassment by members of the Sri Lanka cricket women's management team against several members of the Sri Lanka cricket women's team," the sports ministry told Reuters.

"The (sports) minister intends to take disciplinary actions against those members where evidence has been found."

However, the sports ministry did not name any official nor did it mention what kind of steps would be taken against such atrocious and unlawful activities.

Sri Lankan local media reported in October 2014 that a senior woman cricketer was asked to have sex with the officials in order to retain her place in the national team. 

The news first appeared in a Sinhala-language newspaper Divaina and it also reported that the player was dropped from the team as she refused to 'meet the terms'. 

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