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Players who have been reported to be involved in a match-fixing scam are free to contest the bail-out inter-district tournament, the Nation learns.

Players from Panadura Sports Club and the Kalutara Physical and Culture Club are currently under probe over the match-fixing saga but have been given the green light to represent the Kalutara District in the 24-team tournament that began on Wednesday.
According to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which is conducting the tournament, the players are free to compete as they have not been suspended while the investigation is currently in progress.
In another development, players from the Negombo Cricket Club, which successfully sought a court order preventing SLC from conducting domestic matches, have been invited to represent the Gampaha District.

Negombo Cricket Club took SLC to court, citing injustice that took place during the inte- club tournament which they claimed deprived them of a promotion to the big league.