Sunday Leader – Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.

Summary

  • Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.
  • Robin Morris, a match-fixer from Mumbai, told undercover reporters that he bribed the groundsman at Galle to doctor the pitch to ensure guaranteed outcomes.
  • In Al Jazeera’s documentary “Cricket’s Match-Fixers”, the groundsman, Tharanga Indika, assistant manager at the Galle stadium, says he can make pitches to favour either bowlers or batsmen.
  • Indika told our undercover team that for the India match at Galle he made a pitch for batsmen.
  • Cricket’s Match-Fixers will be available online on Sunday at 10:00 GMT and can be viewed on Al Jazeera at the following times: Sunday, May 27 20:00GMT Monday, May 28 12:00 GMT Tuesday, May 29 01:00 GMT Wednesday, May 30 06:00 GMT Thursday, May 31 12:00 GMT Friday, June 1 20:00 GMT Saturday, June 2 01:00 GMT Sunday, June 3 06:00 GMT

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