Arjun Ranatunga, Sri Lanka
Arjun Ranatunga (Credits - AFP)

Last Update on: October 23rd, 2018 at 06:46 pm

Finally, a step has been taken to eradicate the match-fixing in the game of cricket. The former skipper of Sri LankaArjun Ranatunga has asked the Indian government to help in the cause by sending their officials. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi accepted the request made by Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister.

Of late, the reports by Al Jazeera has made the headlines across the cricketing world. Their documentary has cited that the top international cricketers have involved in the match-fixing case, which also brought the names of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

India promised us in drafting positively too – Arjun Ranatunga

The former Sri Lanka skipper Arjun Ranatunga, who is the petroleum minister now quoted they have made the plea to the Indian government. He added the talks went in a positive way, as the respective prime minister is happy to help.

Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka, Match-Fixing
Former Sri Lanka captain, Arjuna Ranatunga. Image Courtesy: Getty

India will now send their technical team from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to make a probe in the match-fixing. Furtherly, Arjun added saying India also gave the word in helping Sri Lanka in drafting legislation.

“I made the request, and Prime Minister Modi immediately put me in touch with the CBI,” said Ranatunga, who also skippered Sri Lanka during their World Cup victory in 1996.

Narendra Modi, India
Narendra Modi (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

“We don’t have the expertise or the laws to deal with this problem in a proper manner. India promised to help us in drafting legislation too,” the minister said after returning from New Delhi.

Recently, Arjun Ranatunga and his teammate, Aravinda de Silva faced the match-fixing allegations. However, the inquiry on them revealed that they are clean in their approach to the game. However, it would be interesting to see how the things would pan out.


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