Sachithra Senanayake: The bowler who took 500 wickets was arrested for fixing, was once Sri Lanka’s match winning player

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Colombo: Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachitra Senanayake has been arrested on charges of match-fixing. The game’s Corruption Investigation Unit arrested him when he surrendered in the morning. Three weeks ago, the court had banned his going abroad. Senanayake is accused of fixing matches in the Lanka Premier League 2020 in which he allegedly instigated two players to fix the matches.

There was a time when Sachitra was the match winning player of the Sri Lankan team. However, after 2016, he did not get a chance to play for the national team. Although Sachitra continued to play in domestic and league cricket.

Sachitra has 500 wickets in domestic cricket

Sachitra Senanayake has had a strong run in domestic cricket. He has taken 567 wickets in 122 first class matches. Apart from first class, he took 283 wickets in 186 List A matches. At the same time, his name is 124 in T20.

Apart from this, Sachitra Senanayake appeared in 1 Test, 49 ODIs and 24 T20 matches for Sri Lanka. Although he did not get a single wicket in Test cricket, while he has 53 wickets in ODIs. His best performance in this format has been 4 wickets for 13 runs. And in T20, Sachitra has done a lot of magic with her spin. He has taken a total of 25 wickets in this format.

Sachitra has also played in IPL

Apart from international cricket, Sachitra Senanayake has also played in the Indian Premier League. In the IPL, he landed on the field for Kolkata Knight Riders. In this league, he got a chance to play in 8 matches in which he achieved 9 successes. After this, his career could not progress further in IPL.

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