London: The activities of the Sri Lankan players will be closely monitored during the ongoing England tour in the wake of the match-fixing allegations raised by former captain Hashan Tillakaratne, team manager Anura Tennekoon said.
"We have to protect the players from these stories from outside the team. We have to be very careful about who the players talk to. I have already sat down and talked to them about not doing anything untoward. I will be watching them very closely," Sri Lankan team manager Tennekoon was quoted as saying by 'The Guardian'.
Tillakaratne, who led the side between 2003 and 2004, had made startling revelations last month, alleging that match-fixing in Sri Lankan cricket has been going on since 1992 and is a common phenomenon.