Colombo – India has offered to help Sri Lanka with its
research on match-fixing in cricket and the drafting of laws to combat deception in
The game, a Sri Lankan cabinet minister said on Monday.
Sri Lanka's Oil Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said that India
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) could provide technical expertise in
poll of widespread complaints of corruption in cricket.
"I made the request, and Prime Minister Modi
immediately put me in touch with the CBI, "said Ranatunga, who also
skippered Sri Lanka during its victory in the World Cup in 1996.
"We do not have the experience nor the laws to deal with
this problem in a proper way. India promised to help us in the drafting.
The legislation also, "said the minister after returning from New Delhi.
The CBI appointed Ranatunga and his assistant Aravinda de Silva in
a match-fixing investigation in 2000, but the pair was eliminated from any
Sri Lanka promised to establish a special police unit to
Investigate match-fixing after a documentary issued in May alleged massive
Global corruption in cricket.
Galle Groundman Tharanga Indika and professional cricketer
Tharindu Mendis allegedly speculated about fixing the pitch to ensure a result
In less than four days in the Test against England.
Both men have been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket waiting for a
The investigation of the ICC. A third man, provincial coach Jeevantha Kulatunga, was also
Sanath Jayasuriya, member of the 1996 World Cup who won
squad, is being investigated by the International Cricket Council
Anti-corruption unit, along with several others.
Jayasuriya has been accused of not cooperating with a
match fixing probe and concealment information.