Sri Lanka Cricket instructs players to inform of suspicious activity following T20 game
Sri Lanka Cricket has taken steps to strengthen anti-corruption measures at the venues where the SLC T20 League 2018 is being played .

On the same day that the ICC launched an appeal to help locate the whereabouts of a suspected match-fixer identified in an Al-Jazeera documentary, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials raised a new match-fixing alert after “suspicious individuals” were removed from a domestic Twenty20 match over the weekend.

As reported by AFP on Tuesday, SLC has instructed Sri Lanka cricketers to inform the authorities of any attempt to approach them to fix matches. This comes after suspicious individuals were identified and evicted from an SLC T20 League game in Dambulla on Saturday, which featured two current internationals in Dimuth Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka.

“They appeared to be from the Indian sub-continent. Their excessive use of mobile phones at the stadium aroused suspicion and they were ordered out,” AFP quoted as SLC official as saying.

In a press release Monday, SLC said that it had stepped up anti-corruption measures at T20 games and team hotels. “Sri Lanka Cricket has also notified the team managers and the players taking part in the tournament to inform SLC immediately of any approach by suspicious individuals,” the statement said.

Following the Al-Jazeera documentary in May which claimed that match-fixing was rampant, SLC also announced plans for tougher laws against sports corruption and a special police unit to deal with match-fixing.