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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake arrested for match-fixing

He is facing charges of attempting to fix the matches of the 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL)

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Sachithra Senanayake was arrested on suspicion of match-fixing.

As reported, Senanayake, 38, was taken into custody on Wednesday by a police unit investigating sports-related crimes.

He is accused of influencing two players to fix matches in the 2020 Lanka Premier League (LPL).

The charges against him include attempting to fix games and using a telephone connection from Dubai to coordinate these plans with two other players.

If convicted, Senanayake could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to SLR100 million ($309,000).

The court barred him from traveling abroad three weeks ago.

Renowned for his masterful off-spin bowling and control over line and length, the 38-year-old played one Test, 49 ODIs, and 24 T20 internationals between 2012 and 2016.

In his international career, he took 25 wickets in T20Is and 53 in ODIs.

On the domestic front, he played first-class cricket for the Sinhalese Sports Club since 2006 and took a total of 567 wickets in 112 first-class matches.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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