Colombo, July 9: Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a TV sting willing to fix cricket matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonerated due to lack of evidence.
After hearing the accused, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has found their involvement into the matter.
Though Dissanayake has escaped punishment but he has been stripped of his seniority, SLC sources said.
In October 2012, an Indian news channel purportedly caught on camera six ICC umpires from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh agreeing to help certain players, fix decisions as well provide pitch and team information predominantly in the Sri Lanka Premier League.
Besides the Sri Lankans, Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan and Nadir Shah of Bangladesh were named. Sri Lankans Gallage, Maurice Zilwa and Dissanayake have been allegedly caught on tape agreeing to alter their decisions for money.