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ICC Warns England, Sri Lanka Players Of Match-Fixing Ahead Of Tour

Cricket’s international governing frame stated Wednesday gamers could be briefed concerning the chance of approaches from “corrupters” all the way through England’s upcoming excursion of Sri Lanka amid fears of match-fixing. The World Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption leader Alex Marshall stated Sri Lanka was once the topic of corruption inquiries however the England excursion itself was once now not underneath query. “On the other hand, I can take the chance to transient each the groups over the approaching days to verify they continue to be alert to the dangers from could be corrupters,” Marshall stated in a remark.

TV information channel Al Jazeera broadcast a documentary in Would possibly appearing a groundsman and a participant allegedly discussing probabilities of changing the pitch at Galle the place England will play their first Take a look at in opposition to the hosts from November 6.

England will play 5 one-day internationals, 3 Exams and a one-off T20 between October 10 and November 27.

Galle groundsman Tharanga Indika cricketer Tharindu Mendis allegedly speculated about solving the pitch to verify a lead to underneath 4 days within the Take a look at in opposition to England.

Each males had been suspended by means of Sri Lanka Cricket, pending the result of an ICC investigation. A 3rd guy, provincial trainer Jeevantha Kulathunga, was once additionally suspended.

Marshall stated ICC investigators have been recently in Sri Lanka, however declined to elaborate.

“I will verify that we’ve got, at their request, equipped an in depth briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Top Minister and Sports activities Minister,” Marshall stated.

Sri Lankan gamers and umpires had been accused of match-fixing prior to now.

Jayananda Warnaweera, a former curator at Galle, was once suspended by means of the ICC for refusing to cooperate with a corruption inquiry. His three-year ban results in January.

No big-name Sri Lankan participant has ever been convicted of corruption however a number of stars have alleged match-fixing and spot-fixing.

Sports activities Minister Faiszer Musthapha promised more difficult rules and a unique police unit to take care of match-fixing after the Al Jazeera documentary made sweeping allegations of corruption.

He stated present rules have been insufficient to take care of match-fixing and different types of dishonest.

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