Senanayake, 38, is alleged to have tried to persuade gamers to repair within the 2020 Lanka Premier League. Though he was not himself a participant on this match, and is known to have been abroad on the time, Senanayake is alleged to have contacted a couple of participant participating within the LPL. This data was then allegedly conveyed to the match’s anti-corruption officers.
The arrest was made below the Prevention of Offences Referring to Sports activities Act, which was launched in 2019. Beneath this regulation, “any one that solicits, entices, persuades, or instructs any individual… to affect the consequence, progress, conduct … of any sport, commits the offence of corruption in sports activities”. That is the primary arrest made below this act.
Final month, a courtroom had additionally imposed a journey ban on Senanayake, after a probe was launched into the allegations.
Senanayake had had one thing of a storied profession earlier than being pulled up on his motion in 2014. He’d been a key a part of Sri Lanka’s triumphant 2014 T20 World Cup marketing campaign, and had additionally been purchased for USD $625,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders within the 2013 IPL season.
Though he made a return in 2014 with a transformed bowling motion, his profession declined thereafter. He performed the final of his 49 ODIs in December 2015, and the final of his 24 T20Is in 2016. He additionally performed one Check in 2013, however did not take any wickets.