England, Australia back players over fixing allegations

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Al Jazeera also released a video which allegedly shows two former Sri Lanka cricketers Jeewantha Kulatunge and Dilhara Lokuhettige, in a meeting on match-fixing.

"Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket, is in contact with the CEO of the International Cricket Council Mr. David Richardson and the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit on the matter".

In the sting operation, Morris is seen introducing a pitch curator to the undercover reporter. "He is the assistant manager and curator of the Galle stadium", the website quotes Morris.

Root, speaking immediately after England's nine-wicket defeat in the first NatWest Test against Pakistan at Lord's, described the documentary's allegations as "ridiculous". Both "events" were as "scripted by match-fixers", the documentary suggests.

Cricket Australia (CA) said it was not aware of any credible evidence linking Australian players to corruption. The surface prepared for the 2016 Test against Australia in Galle, in particular, was defended.

Cricket's Match-Fixers, an investigative documentary made by Doha-based Al Jazeera, claims to have exposed a Mumbai-based match fixer from a crime syndicate. "We believe ICC has started its probe".

It said it was "working with anti-corruption colleagues from member countries based on the limited information we have received". "We endorse the ICC's position and fully support their work and investigations".

The documentary highlights how match-fixers have found subtle ways to fix sessions and pitches. "I'm telling you, each script I give you will happen, happen and happen", he was quoted as saying by the news organization.

The documentary secretly filmed the criminals and prompted them into talking about their ability to fix cricket games.

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Cricket Australia said it wasn't aware of any "credible evidence" linking two of its players to match-fixing after a TV sting was aired by news channel Al Jazeera. His business partner, Gaurav Rajkumar, adds: "We don't care about the entertainment as long as we are making our money".

"But, having been there (at the Chennai Test), outrageous is all I can say", the Australian added.

"It's sort of part of playing worldwide cricket away at times". The four-team championship will be a front-office for fixing and all overseas players will play a role, says Rajkumar. It would be wrong to blame that for the way we played.

Cricket authorities in England and Australia have backed their players. And when you look at Sri Lanka, our strength has always been spin.

He claims the pitch can be doctored to suit bowlers or batsmen - influencing the likelihood of a draw or a high innings total.

Indika told our undercover team that for the India match at Galle he made a pitch for batsmen.

Australia's Adam Voges after being bowled out in Galle 2016. A Test match can last for up to five days.

The Executive Board also chose to suspend with immediate effect the alleged individuals involved in the said incident against whom ICC is carrying out investigations.

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