There’re no provisions for legal action into match-fixing incidents There’re no provisions for legal action into match-fixing incidents
May 30, 2018

CID cannot investigate SLC complaint Featured

Police are in difficulties, owing to a lack of legal provisions, due to its inability to investigate a complaint received by the CID into the Al Jazeera television revelation of a planned fixing of the Test to be played against England in Galle late this year, according to lankanewsweb.

In the present scenario, what can be done is imposing a match ban on a service suspension of anyone found guilty only, says the website.

Following a related dialogue, the then sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage appointed a committee on 10 August 2013 to formulate laws for legal action against match-fixing.

Headed by the then sports secretary Anura Jayawickrama, it comprised sports experts, laws and representatives of the legal draftsman’s department and Interpol.

By the following year, the committee submitted a draft prevention of match fixing act to the sports ministry.

With the regime change in 2015, the committee was disbanded and its report went missing.

Furthermore, the ICC cannot intervene in a match-fixing matter in Sri Lanka.

As a result, bookies can place bets freely.

Both the sports ministry and Sri Lanka Cricket know that there are no legal provisions for the CID to investigate the complaint it has received.