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ICC warns England, Sri Lanka gamers of match-fixing forward of tour

ICC warns England, Sri Lanka gamers of match-fixing forward of tour

Cricket’s world governing physique mentioned on Wednesday gamers could also be briefed concerning the hazard of approaches from “corrupters” all via England’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka amid fears of match-fixing.

The Worldwide Cricket Council’s anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall mentioned Sri Lanka was the topic of corruption inquiries however the England tour itself was not beneath query.

“Nonetheless, I’m going to take the chance to momentary each the groups over the approaching days to make sure they proceed to be alert to the hazards from could also be corrupters,” Marshall mentioned in a press launch.

TV information channel Al Jazeera broadcast a documentary in May exhibiting a groundsman and a participant allegedly discussing prospects of altering the pitch at Galle the place England will play their first Try in opposition to the hosts from November 6.

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

Galle groundsman Tharanga Indika cricketer Tharindu Mendis allegedly speculated about fixing the pitch to make sure a end in beneath 4 days contained in the Try in opposition to England.

Each male has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket, pending the tip outcomes of an ICC investigation. A 3rd man, provincial coach Jeevantha Kulathunga, was furthermore suspended.

Marshall mentioned ICC investigators had been at present in Sri Lanka, however, declined to elaborate.

“I can affirm that now we have, at their request, offered an in-depth briefing to the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and Sports activities actions actions Minister,” Marshall mentioned.

Sri Lankan gamers and umpires have been accused of match-fixing beforehand.

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

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

Sports activities actions actions Minister Faiszer Musthapha promised extra sturdy approved pointers and a specific police unit to look after match-fixing after the Al Jazeera documentary made sweeping allegations of corruption.

He mentioned present approved pointers had been insufficient to look after match-fixing and several other forms of dishonest.

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