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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Fixing issue came to light in T20 league, this big team was thrown out of the tournament


Dambulla Thunders Termination LPL: The fifth season of the Lanka Premier League is to be held from 1 to 21 July. Before the start of the tournament, the threat of spot fixing is looming over this league. On Wednesday, 22 May, Tamim Rahman, CEO of Imperial Sports Group, owner of the Dambulla Thunders franchise, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in match-fixing. An official of the Special Investigation Unit for the Prevention of Sports-related Crimes in the Sports Ministry confirmed the arrest. Because of this, LPL has announced the expulsion of Dambulla Thunders from the league with immediate effect.

However, no concrete information has come to light regarding what action will be taken against Rahman. But the integrity and smooth functioning of the Lanka Premier League is of utmost importance. The purpose of expelling the team from the league is to maintain the values ​​and reputation of the LPL. This is to ensure that all participants adhere to the highest standards of conduct and sportsmanship.

"We are committed to the highest standards of transparency and professionalism, and will continue to support all our teams, players and fans during this transition," Anil Mohan, LPL rights holder and chairman of IPG Group, said in a statement.

Tamim Rahman became the owner of Dambulla Thunders this year.

It is noteworthy that Tamim Rahman was arrested just a day after the LPL 2024 auction and he will be kept in custody till May 31 for further investigation. Rahman had bought Dambulla Thunders in April this year. Rahman is under investigation for allegations related to match fixing as well as betting. If all the charges are proved against him, Rahman will have to pay up to 10 years in jail and also have to pay a heavy fine.

In 2019, Sri Lanka became the first country in South Asia to criminalize match-fixing and corruption in sports. In recent times, Sri Lankan authorities have taken several strict measures against those involved in cricket-related corruption. A Sri Lankan court ordered Indian nationals Yoni Patel and P Akash, both owners of a team in the unrecognized Legends Cricket League, to surrender their passports. It is alleged that there was fixing in the league match played between 8th March. Both are currently on bail.

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