Match-Fixing Back in Cricket?

Match-Fixing Back in Cricket?

The ghost of Match-fixing has come back to haunt Cricket once again. Srilanka Sports Minister Dullas Alahapperuma in a media interaction mentioned that At least three Sri Lankan cricketers are being currently probed by the International Cricket Council for match-fixing.

He did not mention if they were former or current players. “We are sorry to see that sports had fallen short of discipline and character,” he said. However, Sri Lanka Cricket insisted no current players were involved in the ICC investigation and the charges are over former Cricketers.

The ICC said it would not comment on any active investigation. Match-fixing allegations are not new for Srilanka Cricket. The country’s cricket body introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions in November in a bid to stamp out graft that has tainted the country’s cricket team.