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Alleged match fixing: Police record 8-hour statement from Sachithra

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Former national cricketer Sachithra Senanayake today gave an 8-hour statement to the Special Police Investigative Unit preventing crime and corruption related to sports today over match fixing allegations. 

He called over at the Police Unit at the Sugathadasa indoor Stadium at around 10.00 am today to give statement with regards to alleged attempt to fix matches in the 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 tournament.

The LPL T20 tournament held from November 27 to December 17, 2020 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

Earlier, media reports claimed that Senanayake alleged to have approached a player and attempted to entice him into corrupt practice in the inaugural LPL tournament, through phone calls made from Dubai. 

Sachithra Senanayake also filed anticipatory bail application in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court seeking to prevent his arrest over match-fixing allegations, but the Magistrate has turned it down.

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  • TJ Thursday, 04 March 2021 06:31 AM

    8 hours for recording statements and 25000 pages of charge sheet by the prosecutors and finally nothing happens if he has high level contacts

    Come on Thursday, 04 March 2021 06:45 AM

    Why only pursue this guy, when investigations against Sankakara and Mahela were suddenly abandoned after their statements were recorded for hours by the police.

    Joshua Thursday, 04 March 2021 01:17 PM

    add this report also to Easter Sunday report and keep it in the Parliament library.


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