India to Help Sri Lanka to prepare draft on match-fixing

Ranatunga seeks help of India on the match-fixing issue

India will help in investigating match-fixing in cricket and legal draft for dealing with this evil. Former Sri Lankan team captain and now Petroleum Minister Arjun Ranatunga has given this information.

Ranatunga said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can provide technical expertise in investigating allegations of massive corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket.

After returning to Sri Lanka from India, Ranatunga said, “We do not have the expertise or law to deal with this problem completely. India will also help in formulating a legal draft.”

In 2000, the CBI had accused Ranatunga and team vice-captain Arvind De Silva for match-fixing, but the two were later released. After highlighting the corruption cases related to cricket in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka had promised that special police units will be formed to investigate the allegations of match-fixing.

These allegations of match-fixing were imposed in the documentary released in May. In the recent past, the country’s former legendary player Sanath Jayasuriya had been accused by ICC of not cooperating in match-fixing related investigations.

AL Jazeera’s new match-fixing release

Recently, a private channel, Al Jazeera, has circulated the second installment of its sting operation with spot-fixing, which has caused a stir in the cricket world.

According to media reports, it was claimed that spot-fixing was done in 15 matches between 2011-12.

A finger was also raised on some players in England, Australia, and Pakistan, in reference to an alleged match-fixer in this. While Cricket boards of England and Australia have said in response to these claims that there is no authentic evidence of any player’s corrupt activities.


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