Sri Lanka Cricket suspends bowler, coach over match-fixing allegations: Reports

The duo is subject to an investigation after claims emerged of them having links with bookmakers. 

Updated: Jan 18, 2016, 19:05 PM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket suspends bowler, coach over match-fixing allegations: Reports

New Delhi: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday suspended bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake and bowler Gayan Wishwajith with immediate effect after allegations of match fixing against the duo surfaced in the local media.

Wishwajith and Samaranayake have been under scanner ever since it was disclosed that the national team cricketers Rangana Herath and Kusal Janith Perera had reported an alleged approach by bookies ahead of the Test match against West Indies in Galle, last year.

The duo is subject to an investigation after claims emerged of them having links with bookmakers. They will remain suspended until the inquiry initiated by SLC is concluded.