Sri Lanka's Senanayake held over alleged match-fixing


The former Sri Lankan Test cricketer Sachithra Senanayake has been detained on allegations of attempted match-fixing after he surrendered to police.

Police said on Wednesday that its unit targeting corruption in sports had obtained a court order to arrest Senanayake for his alleged attempt to fix matches during the Sri Lankan Premier League in 2020.

Senanayake surrendered before police tried to arrest him and was detained until September 15.

Primarily an offspinner, Senanayake played one Test, 49 one-day internationals and 24 Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, and took 78 international wickets in all.