It must be the modern way.
In days of yore, a former international cricketer wanting to reveal tales of match fixing, would put on his coat and hat before making his way to his local ICC Corruption Office. Upon arrival, he would take a ticket, wait patiently in the queue and then when his number was called, move to a separate office for his interview with an ICC Corruption Officer. Et voila.
Now in keeping with our times, match fixing allegations are announced on a television show.
We’re not sure if Hashan Tillakaratne was appearing on the Sri Lankan equivalent of ‘Sri Lanka’s Got Talent’, or that the match allegations he subsequently made were in vain attempt to get the sympathy vote after his particularly poor ventriloquist act.
Perhaps with his near namesake Tillakaratne Dishan being made the new Sri Lankan captain, Hashan was sore at not being the most famous ex-Sri Lankan cricket captain called Tillakaratne anymore.
Whatever the reason, the bug seems catching and now, Arjuna Ranatunga has also since announced similar tales of match fixing skullduggery involving Sri Lanka stretching right back to 1992.
The deadly duo, like a modern day Morecambe and Wise (let's face it Ranatunga appears born for the part of the small, fat sidekick), have already left their audience gasping for more by promising more revelations in the coming days.
This story would appear to have some legs.
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