SL board to discuss match-fixing claims

Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:37 [IST]
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SL board to discuss match-fixing claims

London, Apr 30: The Sri Lanka cricket authorities are having a special meeting on Saturday to discuss match-fixing allegations made by former captain Hashan Tillekaratne, who threatened to reveal the names of fixing "suspects".

Tillekaratne claimed during on a television talk show earlier this week that match fixing has been a widespread practice in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992.

The chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket told the BBC that the board will meet on Saturday to decide the next course of action.

"We will take a decision on what action would be taken on Hashan Tillekaratne's allegations," DS de Silva told BBC Sinhala.

He did not comment on whether an investigation into the allegations might be launched.

Tillekaratne was a member of the national team between 1984 and 2004, and was part of the World Cup-winning squad in 1996. He was captain for one year between 2003 and 2004.

"Match fixing is not something that started happening yesterday or today. This has been happening since 1992 and I know all the people who are connected to it," Tillekaratne had said.

He promised to reveal the name of the suspects "shortly". "This has spread like cancer today," he added.

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