30 Apr 2011

Cricket body to discuss Sri Lanka match-fixing allegation

2:20 pm on 30 April 2011

Cricket authorities in Sri Lanka are to hold a special meeting to discuss match-fixing allegations made by a former captain of the national team.

Hashan Tillekaratne claimed on a television talk show this week that match fixing has been a widespread practice in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992.

The chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket told the BBC that the board will meet on Saturday to decide the next course of action.

He did not comment on whether an investigation into the allegations might be launched.

Hashan Tillekaratne was a member of the national team between 1984 and 2004, and was part of the World Cup-winning squad in 1996. He was captain for one year between 2003 and 2004.

He said he would reveal names of people connected to match-fixing "shortly".