Two Sri Lankan umpires banned for match fixing

In October last year, an Indian news channel purportedly caught on camera six ICC umpires from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh agreeing to help certain players, fix decisions as well provide pitch and team information predominantly in the Sri Lanka Premier League.

updated: July 09, 2013 16:50 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a TV sting willing to fix cricket matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonorated due to lack of evidence.

After hearing the accused, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have found their involvemnet into the matter.

Though Dissanayake has escaped punishment but he has been stripped of his seniority, SLC ex-co sources said.

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