Colombo: A Sri Lankan cricket official on Tuesday said that they are studying the tapes of a television sting operation, which claimed to have uncovered six international umpires allegedly willing to fix matches for money.

SLC chief executive Ajith Jayasekara said there has been no official communication from the ICC on allegations by 'India TV' that Sri Lankans were among six international umpires willing to fix matches.

He said the local anti-corruption unit will work with the ICC in the investigations.

The channel showed video clips, purportedly taken by their undercover reporters in which the umpires were shown to be allegedly willing to give certain decisions in exchange for money.

The six umpires, who are purportedly shown in the TV sting willing to fix matches, were Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, and Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka.

The ICC said that it has launched an "urgent investigation" into the claims made by the television channel.


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