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Sri Lanka says pitch-fixing allegations hard to believe

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s top cricket administrators say it is difficult to believe allegations of pitch-fixing in a 2016 test match against Australia which have triggered a probe by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC launched an investigation after a documentary aired by news organisation Al Jazeera on Sunday showed a groundsman agreeing to doctor pitches for test matches involving some of the world’s top teams. In the second test in Galle two years ago, Australia were bowled out for 106 and 183 and lost by…

ICC launches probe after Indian curator caught pitch-fixing ahead of New Zealand ODI

PUNE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a probe after a curator in India's Pune city was caught in a TV sting operation allegedly promising to manipulate the pitch ahead of Wednesday’s second ODI between India and New Zealand. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended but the match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium began on schedule after ICC match referee Chris Broad cleared the pitch. “We are investigating the allegations from Pune this morning,” an ICC…