Ranatunga says he will substantiate fixing allegations

Updated: 03 May 2011 10:05 IST

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said he would "reveal more details" that is likely to substantiate Hashan Tillakaratne's match fixing allegations.

Ranatunga says he will substantiate fixing allegations

Mumbai:

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said he would "reveal more details" that is likely to substantiate Hashan Tillakaratne's match fixing allegations.

"I am planning to hold a press conference soon and will reveal more details on this," Ranatunga said from Colombo yesterday after his former teammate Tillakaratne revealed on Friday that match fixing in Sri Lankan cricket was rampant since 1992.

Both Ranatunga and Tillakaratne have entered politics and belong to the opposition party.

Ranatunga, who led the islanders to a World Cup triumph in 1996, also headed the Sri Lankan cricket board in 2008. Meanwhile, a former Sri Lankan player found something strange about two matches in the early 1990s.

"I am suspicious about at least two matches. Sri Lankan players had no money then," he said. When asked why he did not disclose the information for 20 years, he said: "The truth would not have come out even now had this not been revealed by Tillakaratne."

Topics : Hashan Tillakaratne Cricket Tillakaratne Dilshan Muttiah Muralidaran Arjuna Ranatunga Harbhajan Singh Sri Lanka
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