Three Sri Lankan umpires face suspension

Three Sri Lankan umpires face suspension just days after Bangladeshi and Pakistani umpires were suspended for violating the code of conduct, the Pakistan Observer reported.

“The three Sri Lankan umpires violated the Code of Conduct and the action is likely to be taken”, the the Pakistan Observer quoted well-placed source from Colombo as saying.

“The fact-finding committee has completed the investigations and the report is likely to be discussed by the higher authorities and they may be suspended between 2-5 years”, the source added.

All the three Sri Lankans, aged 50, -Gamini Dissanayake, Sagara Gallage and Maurice Winston-, along with now banned Bangladeshi and Pakistani umpires, were caught on an India TV sting operation, where they agreed to fix the matches or sell inside information on the pitch and the toss.

Maurice Winston was alleged to have provide information about the teams, conditions and the toss 90 minutes before the match (England vs. Australia, Sept. 17) in return for a bribe of  approximately £600.

Galage also offered the same information before the warm-up match between Pakistan and India and also offered to give a Pakistani batsman not out during a Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) match.

Gamini Dissanayake had agreed on favouring his country’s players in any format of the game.