Two Indian citizens arrested in Sri Lanka on suspicions of match-fixing
Sri Lanka Cricket claims that two men were seen behaving suspiciously and making repeated calls on their mobile phones.

Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Sri Lanka by the country’s anti-corruption unit on suspicion of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 match, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced today.

AFP quoted an SLC official as stating that it “saw suspicious behaviour of the two Indians and ACU (anti-corruption unit) officials handed them over to the police for further investigations” following a SCL T20 League game in Dambulla on Saturday during which two suspicious individuals were removed.

According to SLC, the two men were seen “behaving suspiciously” and “making repeated calls on their mobile phones” during the match.

On Tuesday, SLC said it had instructed Sri Lankan cricketers to inform the authorities of any attempt to approach them to fix matches. AFP reported that authorities have said that the SCL T20 League, though not a major tournament, still attracts match-fixers. In this regards, SLC has increased the deployment of officials at grounds and team hotels.