Earlier on Sunday, a Doha-based leading TV channel released a documentary where certain names were seen to be involved actively in match-fixing as well as spot-fixing stunts. The channel carried out a sting operation with the help of journalist David Harrison, who posed in front of the bookmakers and fixers as a business interested in the same. The allegations revolve around three matches in particular, all of which involve the Indian team.
The India vs Sri Lanka match at Galle on July 26-29, 2017, the India vs Australia match in Ranchi on March 16-20, 2017 and the India vs England match in Chennai on December 16-20, 2016 are the three matches which are in the highlight of the accusations.
Galle pitch curator Tharanga Indika is the one responsible for letting India score 600+ runs in the first innings of the Galle test, while there is a possibility that some Australian and English players were involved in fixing the other two. However, no Indian cricketer’s name has popped up in the controversy.