Match fixing: Two Indian nationals arrested

Match fixing: Two Indian nationals arrested

30 August 2018 10:30 am

It was reported recently that match fixings have taken place during the SLC 20/20 league tournament. During a match at the Pallekele stadium in Kandy yesterday, two Indian nationals have been arrested on suspicion of match fixing.

These two persons have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Cricket Anti-corruption Unit. Later they have been handed over to the police.

The officials of the above unit had received various information about match fixing, and they were alert. During the match yesterday, the two Indian nationals had been continuously making phone calls and the officials of the anti-corruption unit had noticed it.

Meanwhile, several cricketers who participated in the tournament have also been accused of match fixing. These cricketers, who are in the present national cricket team, had been called to the Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on the 27th for inquiries, however, these cricketers have not been revealed yet.

The authorities have noticed that a considerable number of Indian and Pakistani nationals had come to watch cricket matches at the Dambulla cricket stadium on the 25th and 26th, even though very less number of Sri Lankans were present. Apart from that, a considerable number of Indian and Pakistani nationals are watching this tournament via the internet as well.