Sanath Jayasuriya not accused of match fixing, charged by ICC for non cooperation with investigations and destroying evidence
Sanath Jayasuriya has not been provisionally suspended or charged for match fixing or spot fixing. His offense relates to non cooperation with investigations and withholding, concealing or destroying evidence.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Spinners put Hosts in command after dismissing Proteas cheaply to strengthen their grip on Day 2
Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 – their lowest Test innings in the country
Spot-fixing sting: Sri Lanka Cricket finds pitch-tampering allegations at Galle as 'difficult to believe'
TV news channel Al Jazeera broadcast a documentary on Sunday showing a groundsman and a player allegedly discussing altering the pitch at Galle during Australia's 229-run loss in the second Test against Sri Lanka in 2016.
"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that it has zero tolerance towards corruption and will take immediate action against any person involved in the alleged incident, if found guilty," the SLC said in a statement.
ICC investigating Galle pitch-fixing charges; urges documentary makers to share 'all evidence and supporting material'
An advance report on the documentary, which will be broadcast on Sunday, said two Sri Lankans and a former Indian player were caught discussing how to rig England's opening Test against Sri Lanka in November.
India were 56 for two in their second innings, leading Sri Lanka by 365 runs before early tea was taken due to rain
Sri Lanka took three late wickets as they tightened the screws on Australia in the second Test in Galle on Friday after setting a target of 413.