File photo of Sachithra Senanayake.© Twitter
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake was granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court in Colombo on Monday. He was arrested by the Sports Corruption Investigation Unit and later remanded in custody by the court early this month on match-fixing charges. In addition, he was banned by the court from traveling abroad. He played a solitary Test, 49 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals between 2012 and 2016. The court granted him bail on a pair of personal bonds of Sri Lankan rupees of 5 million each for not trying to influence the evidence against him.
Senanayake, an off-spinner, was accused of trying to fix the matches of the 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League, allegedly duping two players into fixing games over the phone.
Since his arrest, he has undergone a voice test in connection with telephone conversations, which are part of the investigation.
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