21 October, 2020

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Pathetic Rs.100,000 Deal: Sri Lankan Umpires In Match Fixing Scandal

Three Sri Lankan umpires Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage in trouble after Indian TV reveals umpiring fixing. In a major sting operation carried out in July, August and September ahead of the recently concluded ICC World Cup T20 tournament, India TV undercover reporters exposed six ICC umpires, belonging to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh, willing to fix matches for money during T20 matches.

Sagara Gallage

Sri Lankan’s premier panel umpire Maurice Winston Dela Zilwa’s name was recommended by another Sri Lankan umpire Sagara Galade to the India TV undercover reporter. For the crucial T20 world cup match on Sept 17 between Australia and England, Maurice Winston shared the pitch report, toss report and playing elevens of both teams and demanded Rs 50,000 bribe. He agreed to take the entire amount in ‘black’. Sri Lankan umpire Gamini Dissanayake went a step ahead. On camera, he promised to ‘revolt’ againt Sri Lankan cricket if given a handsome amount. Gamini told the uncercover India TV reporter that by providing liquor and picnic to Sri Lankan Cricket Board officials, one can get any work done. Gamini’s name was mentioned by Maurice Winston.

Here is the India TV’s report on Sri Lankan umpire Sagara Gallage;

Elite panel umpire of Sri Lanka. Ready to fix Indo-Pak T-20 world cup game. Ready to give pakistan batsman, Imran Nazir out, even he is not out, on India TV’s demand, in exchange of money in SLPL. Ready to give not out as out and out as not out in any format of the game on our demand. Ready to fix spot in SLPL matches on our demand.
He is a premiere panel Umpire from Sri Lanka. He has officiated in 4 ODI’s and 2 Test matches as 4th Umpire against India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He has also officiated in many T-20 matches.

Gamini Dissanayake

He is the same guy who had also helped us in SLPL league, semifinal and the final matches by charging 15,000 Indian currencies.

The Sri Lankan umpire has agreed to favour us on five fronts, in an India-Pak T20 world cup, warm up game on 17th of September 2012. The umpire has officiated that match as the fourth umpire in that match.

He asked Rs.50, 000 for this favour (Rs 1 lakh in Sri Lankan currency). And he has given us pitch information, weather information; toss report, playing elevens of both the teams.

He promised that in case of any kind of dispute in that match, he will manage match referee and other match officials, to give judgment in our players’ favour.

All this information he will provide to India TV, before the match goes live on Television.

Transcript:

S- Three things I can do it. I can do the pitch report atleast ane and a half before the start the match.
R- OK! You can give me pitch report half an hour before the match start. You are talking about the SLPL final na.

S- That’s true, tomorrow.
R- OK! Tomorrow, Ya second

S- Second one is the team, playing eleven, before 35 minutes of the match start.
R- OK! What about the third thing?

S- Third thing is the Toss. Who won the Toss. Who is fielding, who is batting. I will Inform because we show in the T.V at the last moment of the start of the match but I can tell you about 25 minutes before the match start.

R – Give Imran nazeer of Nagenahira nagas out whenever there is an appeal for LBW or caught behind.  irrespective of whether he is out or not out.

S – Right , both things i understood.
R – And second one is that you have to remove your Umpiring cap.

S – YA YA
R – For the complete over of head on Umpiring of your second over.

S – Right right, understood. I got all the details clearly.

S- Three things I can do it. I can do the pitch report atleast ane and a half before the start the match.
R- OK! You can give me pitch report half an hour before the match start.

You are talking about the SLPL final na.S- That’s true, tomorrow.
R- OK! Tomorrow, Ya second

S- Second one is the team, playing eleven, before 35 minutes of the match start.
R- OK! What about the third thing?

S- Third thing is the Toss. Who won the Toss. Who is fielding, who is batting. I will Inform because we show in the T.V at the last moment of the start of the match but I can tell you about 25 minutes before the match start.

Read and watch more in India TV

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    thanks this

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    Wonder if this would’ve come out if India hadn’t got knocked out of the T20 world cup? ;)

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      oh yeah it is all india’s fault….

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      Your lord and master seems to be very unpopular these days after the SL team got raped by the West Indies in the Finals held last Sunday. They say that patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel. Blind patriotism and sycophancy is even worse. What is evident by this sting operation is that everybody has his/her price. Those match-fixing umpires are no different to those of you who white wash this despotic government and those in the armed forces accused of war crimes. ;)

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/we-have-lost-both-the-times-i-have-gone-to-the-ground-mahinda-rajapaksa/

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        But Duncie, aren’t you being hypocritical? Haven’t you yourself done many questionable things in your old job? It is your inability to be professional that cost you that job. You basically did jack shit except joke around while collecting a salary each month. That lack of integrity continues to dog you in these posts where you point fingers at others while hiding behind a pseudonym. This hiding, which you claim is because of white vans, is in reality so that no one will laugh at you. Those of us who know who you are see your posts in the same light as the juvenile jokes you wasted company time and money on instead of doing what you were paid for.

        It is easy to call everyone you disagree with a sycophant. It is much easier than coming up with an actual argument isn’t it? :D

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          David Blacker

          “It is easy to call everyone you disagree with a sycophant. It is much easier than coming up with an actual argument isn’t it?”

          Where did you plagarise the above?

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          Jungle bunny, how long did it take you to look up the meaning of plagarise?

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          Blacker:
          Are you in competition with Malinda S, Rajiva W in the “butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-his-mouth” competition for Sycophant/Hypocrite of the Year?
          Like all of the ……….. chocolate soldiers supportive of corruption and violence, you can do little except cast aspersions on anyone exposing you! What a surprise!

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          Expose what? I write under my own name and picture, not under “pacha” ;)

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    All these buggers walk side ways and never forward, like the crabs. All these buggers are born Crooks and fraudsters.

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      gamini

      “All these buggers walk side ways and never forward, like the crabs”

      Man walks sideways when he sees his lender.

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    David Blacker says:

    “Jungle bunny”

    Don’t confuse yourself with Jungle bunny and Playboy bunny.

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      Lol, really? That’s the best comeback you’ve got?

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        David Blacker

        “Lol, really? That’s the best comeback you’ve got?”

        Have I really? I thought it was the worst.

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          It IS the worst, yes lol. What are you saving the best for — the last?

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