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Match-fixing now a criminal offence in Sri Lanka

Sports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in Parliament on Monday and it was supported by former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who is now a Cabinet Minister.

The bill not only seeks to punish “any person related to a sport” who is directly involved in fixing, but also those who “provide…inside information”, curators who prepare playing surfaces to suit betting operators, and match officials who “deliberately misapply the rules” for money.

In addition, it is now also illegal for former players (and others involved in sports) to provide corrupt figures access to current players…

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