<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SLC3.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-716373" alt="SLC" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SLC3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> Cricket on Sunday suspended a player and a groundsman who allegedly agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test against England, as police launched an investigation into the claims. <p></p> <p></p>The Sri Lankan board (SLC) said it had suspended the curator of the Galle International Stadium as well as a professional player, who were featured in an Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket. <p></p> <p></p>The board also lodged a complaint with the local police, who launched a criminal investigation into the scandal exposed by the Doha-based television network. <p></p> <p></p>"Sri Lanka Cricket decided to suspend with immediate effect the alleged individuals involved in the said incident against whom the ICC is carrying out investigations," the board said. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/trevor-bayliss-rubbishes-al-jazeeras-allegations-of-england-match-fixing-chennai-test-vs-india-in-2016-716248"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Saturday it was investigating allegations involving the two Sri Lankans and a former Indian player, urging "all evidence and supporting material" to be shared with the investigators. <p></p> <p></p>Tharindu Mendis, a player from Colombo, and Tharanga Indika, the curator of the Galle International Stadium, were featured in the documentary broadcast on Sunday, which showed them talking about doctoring pitches during a meeting with an undercover reporter. <p></p> <p></p>The men were reportedly discussing ways to prepare the pitch to ensure that the first Test at the Galle ground in November against England would not end in a draw and would yield a result in less than four days. <p></p> <p></p>SLC said it has appointed a three-member panel to study the issue and make recommendations to prevent any corruption at future tournaments in Sri Lanka. <p></p> <p></p>A former curator of the Galle International Stadium, Jayananda Warnaweera, is already under an ICC ban for three years until January 2019 for failing to cooperate with a previous anti-corruption investigation. <p></p> <p></p>Warnaweera, a former Test player, had failed to attend interviews with the ICC's anti-corruption unit. He had been previously handed a two-year ban by the local board over the same allegations. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lankan players and umpires have been accused of match fixing in the past, but Warnaweera is the highest ranking official punished so far. <p></p> <p></p>Although no big-name Sri Lankan player has ever been convicted of corruption, several former stars have made allegations of either match fixing or spot-fixing -- when players deliberately bowl or field badly to give away a set number of runs.