Sri Lanka bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake has bveen suspended for allegedly trying to bribe the national team players to perform poorly against the West Indies in October last year.
Sri Lanka Cricket board received several complaints about the national team's bowling coach, and on Tuesday they confirmed that Samaranayake has been suspended for two months. He will remain suspended until the completion of the investigation.
Another cricketer -- Gayan Wishvajith -- who bowls to the Sri Lanka batsmen in the nets has also had the same allegations pointed towards him.
Sri Lanka Cricket has barred the player from taking part in any kind of cricketing activities associated with the board. Sri Lanka cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala has also ordered further investigations on this issue.
"Sri Lanka Cricket has received several complaints regarding close acquaintance of Mr Anusha Samaranayake with the main suspect Gayan Wishvanath who had approached several national players for the alleged illegal activities of match fixing," SLC said in a statement.
"Pursuant to a preliminary inquiry conducted in this regard, Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to suspend Mr. Anusha Samaranayake for a period of 2 months until further investigations are concluded."