Another scandal, plot to fix England Vs SL cricket Test in Galle exposed
LONDON (92 News) – A plot to fix a forthcoming England cricket match has been exposed by an undercover investigation.
An undercover journalist of Arab TV, posing as a businessman looking to place bets on the match, filmed a match fixer and the grounds man of the stadium in Galle agreeing to help alter the outcome, British newspaper reported.
In the documentary made by Arab TV, the staffs of Galle stadium are shown discussing doctoring pitches with an undercover reporter. The “wicket fixing” plot involves doctoring the pitch to make it virtually impossible for the contest to end in a draw. Match fixers have been caught discussing plans to rig England’s first test on their tour of Sri Lanka, scheduled to begin on November 6.
According to undercover journalist’s report, Robin Morris, a former professional cricketer from Mumbai and Tharanga Indika, an assistant manager at Galle International Stadium are involved in “wicket fixing” plot scandal. The International Cricket Council has assured to open an investigation.
On the other hand, Morris denies any wrongdoing, and Indika denies any involvement in pitch-fixing.
England are currently playing Pakistan at Lord’s, the setting eight years ago for one of sport’s biggest fixing scams, when three Pakistan players were jailed for agreeing to take bribes to bowl no-balls.