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Galle curator caught in match-fixing sting, claims Sri Lanka’s 2016 Galle victory was fixed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 May 2018, 16:23 IST

In a stunning disclosure, the curator of Galle International Stadium, Tharanga Indika, who caught on camera in a sting activity, confesses to specialist the pitch for result-situated results for the advantage of bookmakers.

As per the report in Al Jazeera the two settled matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July a year ago and when host played Australia in August 2016. Both matches were played at the Galle International Stadium. For the third time, they were intending to settle England's Test against Sri Lanka which is booked to take at Galle in November.

On the basis of Documentary ICC has started the investigation  cited that , "will take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make very seriously. We are working with anti-corruption colleagues from member countries based on the limited information we have received."



The narrative, which airs on Sunday morning, indicates Galle stadium associate administrator and guardian Tharanga Indika guaranteeing to have the capacity to set up a pitch to suit a coveted result.

Indika additionally uncovered about how he influenced the pitch for the Australia test to ensure that the match doesn't most recent five days. In that Test, Australia were rocked the bowling alley out for 106 and 183 and went out to lose the amusement by 229 runs.

They additionally uncovered that amid the 2017 Test against India, the pitch was set up for a high first-innings score and it happened precisely that with India scoring 600 runs, and subsequently, the bookmakers earned a colossal benefit.

According to the news, Al Jazeera's sting operation has been told that fixers for the test match had bribed the pitch curator for $ 37,000 to fix the pitch. After this, it was a harrowing test match with Australia on the field.

First published: 26 May 2018, 15:44 IST